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Old February 17th, 2015, 12:33   #9436
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Just filled up my 50 gal tank in truck bed. 2.57 per gal
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Old February 17th, 2015, 12:47   #9437
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The seasonal pattern is still in place: a narrowing of the spread between gasoline and diesel prices which began over a month ago. But there is also a bounce-back in the prices for crude oil, from the low set on January 29th. On that date WTI traded below $44/barrel, now it is around $52.
That may be, but it seems like every town and community has a subset of filling stations that will jack up diesel whenever gas goes up, even if other stations stay the same or go lower.

Case in point one of the (many) Shell stations in my area that has one of those really poor old diesel pumps that probably doesn't see much traffic. It jumped a while back from $2.399 to $2.859 overnight when gas prices spiked a while back. It's been there ever since even though gas eventually came back down. That's around 30 higher than everyone else in the immediate vicinity. I remember posting about another Shell (seriously, we have them at about a 4:1 ratio of every other brand) that jumped $2.559 to $2.959.

And now that gas is creeping back up after its initial big spike, diesel is creeping as well. Yet another Shell north of me just raised diesel from $2.99 to $3.29. Gross, when you can drive about 2 miles further down and get a different Shell selling for ~$2.659 (credit).

The low end is still barely clinging to $2.479 at a few stations, at least according to GasBuddy. Most of the diesel prices in my list this morning couldn't be trusted as we have a visitor from OK who is just making up every grade for every station in town, over-writing correct prices in some cases. I went out and fixed as many as I could earlier today but I missed a bunch due to time constraints.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 08:19   #9438
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It's getting hard to believe but just passed my favorite Shell and D2 has jumped another 8 cents a gallon!! It's now 2.99/gallon. We'll be over 3 bucks a gallon in no time . Goodbye to 2 buck plus a gallon D2, it was fun while it lasted .
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:01   #9439
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According to gasbuddy, it's $2.34 for diesel and $1.89 for regular around me (SC). So it's down about a dime since I last filled the JSW and up about 20 cents since I last filled the truck. I have to fill both this week and will probably do it today before the really cold weather (for us) sets in.

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So I filled both the JSW and truck up over lunch. I live really close to work. Regular is up 16 cents and diesel is down 13 cents. I last filled both vehicles on Jan 19. I was surprised to see that I filled both of them on the same days a month apart. Neither were empty but I had about 460 miles on the JSW and 270 on the truck and they both took around 13 gallons.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:19   #9440
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Got my first tank in my new Golf today for $2.65. Woodstock, GA.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 13:49   #9441
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.............just passed my favorite Shell and D2 has jumped another 8 cents a gallon!! It's now 2.99/gallon.

300 miles north of you hombre (high turnover Chevron - adjacent to the Union Pacific Roseville railyard), price jumped to $3.29/gallon (from a low of $2.99)



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Old February 18th, 2015, 14:47   #9442
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It's now $2.80/9 at my typical station.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 14:52   #9443
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300 miles north of you hombre (high turnover Chevron - adjacent to the Union Pacific Roseville railyard), price jumped to $3.29/gallon (from a low of $2.99)
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Yeah, I can't say that I didn't see it coming. I'm already bracing myself for the old prices that I was paying before.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 21:34   #9444
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And now we can add in a refinery fire. That will drive prices up for awhile.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 21:49   #9445
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And now we can add in a refinery fire. That will drive prices up for awhile.
The wicked crude oil train explosion in West Virginia won't help much either
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Old February 19th, 2015, 00:14   #9446
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Just heard on the news that the refinery explosion in Torrance is going to drive up fuel prices up another 7 to 15 cents a gallon by next week. Southern California will be hit pretty hard. Gotta love it.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 03:21   #9447
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$2.36 at my local Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Manatchie, MS (Tupelo, MS suburb)
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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:35   #9448
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The wicked crude oil train explosion in West Virginia won't help much either
The longer term issue there is that the regulators will slow down rail shipments by limiting the number of oil tank cars per run. Most of the cars in that crash were the new "safer" design.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 09:47   #9449
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The longer term issue there is that the regulators will slow down rail shipments by limiting the number of oil tank cars per run. Most of the cars in that crash were the new "safer" design.
That was the Bakken oil, more flammable, it really needs to be transported through a pipeline.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 10:53   #9450
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Totally agree, but there is no pipeline through there. Just like the keystone pipeline. Great idea on paper but no one wants to commit when it comes time to put your hand in the air.
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