Country Living Series

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Leaps and bounds

I keep my camera in my purse. It comes in handy.

March 2 at a local gas station:


Yesterday, March 9 (one week later), same gas station:


That's 22 cents per gallon in one week. I'll keep documenting the grim evidence every time I gas up...

27 comments:

  1. Ours went up 10 cents last night, which brings it to 3.65 this AM! :( We're on the east coast. --S

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  2. Up .10cents overnight.
    brings it to 3.89 for reg. unleaded

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  3. I got gas this a.m. for 3.44/gal. but farther down the street two stations were up to 3.65.
    Michigan..the end of the pipeline.
    Steve

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  4. Up here in Canada we're paying $1.18 per litre which is $4.46 per US gallon. OUCH!

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  5. A week ago, $3.46. Yesterday, $3.95. Sunny California. Thankful the grocery is just down the street. Most main stream stations are in the $4 to $4.10 range.

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  6. Our gas prices are also soaring thru the roof! It worries me. Blessings jane

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  7. Northern California - last week the price was $3.86. This morning it went down to $3.82. That's the right direction, but may not keep going that way. Trouble in Saudia Arabia could spike the prices all over again.

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  8. In Australia ours jumped last week too. In our small town it's always about 7 cents more expensive than in the cities so last week it was $1.47 a litre now it's $1.54 or about $5.84 a gallon. I don't drive anywhere I don't have to.

    Amanda

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  9. Here in New Zealand we are paying 2.16 a LITRE! That equates to 8.16 a Gallon! "You aint seen nothin' yet...."

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  10. wow, sounds like our overseas friends have us beat(and not in a good kinda way) at the gas pump ! $3.69 here today in Northwestern NY
    Tina

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  11. It was $3.39 last Monday (Texas) and $3.34 when I drove by this morning. For some reason prices are down about a nickel all over town.

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  12. It is true that our overseas friends pay more for their fuel. But how much more of their costs are taxes? How much less would our fuel be without the tons of taxes on them. In Washington we pay 37.5% in state gas tax alone, then you add state sales tax on top, and Federal tax. The kicker is that our Governor Queen Christine and legislature ramrodded a 9 cent sales tax just few years ago to strengthen the Alaskan Way viaduct in Seattle, because it was at risk of collapsing in the next great earthquake. Have they started repairs on it or are they replacing it? Take a wild guess. Sorry about the rant. Our regular costs $3.50 a gal at the local Costco.

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  13. Alaska. A state built from Big Oil. You may not know it, because I've never seen it mentioned outside our local papers, but the pipeline is "drying up". The field production is slowing down and the pipeline is flowing at slightly less than half of capacity.

    Do the "evil" oil companies know where to go to get more oil? Sure they do.

    But I'll give you one guess who is standing in their way.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  14. our diesel is 403, here in California. It has stopped rising this week, but I foresee it going up tomorrow for the weekend!

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  15. We fueled up yesterday and it was 3.75 for reg. unleaded, and that's the cheapest place around for miles here in western Kern County, where we're surrounded by oilfields.

    Birdy

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  16. Ouch NZ, I didn't know it was that bad! It's true that in Aus a large portion is on taxes. We pay twice, fuel excise and GST.

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  17. Near Gettysburg PA, $3.47 last night.

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  18. Try 1.25 a litre. and the greenies want us to pay more.

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  19. Yeah, it's getting ridiculous. Ours was up to $3.27 yesterday, north of where you are. I'm grateful I gassed up the day before when it was $3.17 (but $3.07 for us, with our grocery store discount card). Our car is a huge gas guzzler. Wish it was a diesel. I'd convert it to veggie oil. Take that, and your overpriced gas taxes Uncle Sam!

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  20. Here on base in Germany it's $3.84 for super. (We no longer have the option of Regular. AAFES - American Armed Forces Exchange Services - gave some reason having to do with not enough demand, if I remember correctly. Bah humbug!)

    Our price is supposed to go up 13 cents tomorrow. Our prices don't change as often as yours. I *think* they change weekly or every other week. I don't pay attention since I have no choice.

    I'm just glad our ration is based on fuel volume rather than total price!
    KatieJ
    Germany

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  21. You have gotta be kidding me!!

    http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/2510-obama-blames-oil-companies-for-lack-of-drilling


    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  22. Also keep in mind that often when someone shows an example of the difference in the cost of gasoline between the U.S. and other countries - Europe especially - that the majority of the difference is in taxes. The cost of the gasoline itself is usually very close, but the taxes are staggering.

    Jeff - Tucson

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  23. The other thing I learned, after hearing folks complain that it seemed like a scam for pump prices to jump overnight for the same gas that was in the tanks yesterday, is that gas station owners have to price according to what they expect to have to pay to REFILL the tanks when the time comes. Interesting, eh?

    Jeff - Tucson

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  24. Others have already noticed/commented on what I would have, and done it better.

    What I notice, living as I do in suburban NYC:

    That is THE nicest gas price sign I have ever seen.

    That sign doesn't bother with a High Test gas price. Presumably since, if you can afford to burn High Test, you don't CARE what it costs.

    It's a very EFFICIENT sign. Who can afford to pay some jamoke to run up and down a ladder all week changing prices?

    Bill Smith

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  25. I'm putting my support behind leadership that says drill here, drill now. Drill, baby, drill.

    This is America and there's no excuse for the situation we're facing with regard to energy.

    And Steve, I know. Plus I saw the presser this morning. He actually said it with a straight face.

    The man's a sociopath (in my [cough]humble opinion).

    Time to get back to what's right for America.

    A.McSp

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  26. WOW, there is someone on this board also in Kern County, Bakersfield California. YEP, interesting that we are surrounded by oil fields but yet it is shipped out of the area and we get others oil at higher prices!

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  27. The good news is that at least that gas station in Benewah(or whatever) has an electric sign. We still have a station in our town that has to be changed manually. Those poor little gals are forever out there with a big stick changing those numbers. On that note I will finish by saying, stay in school kids.

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