Gut Rumbles

March 06, 2005

what are you paying for gas?

I drove over to Hospice again today to visit with mama. She is being taken care of well there, and she doesn't have any complaints other than the fact that she's tired all the time. She looks better than she did three days ago and seems to feel better, too. I think getting out of her house and away from everybody worrying about her helped her condition.

She never liked to inconvenience anybody.

But I needed some gas for my truck on the way home, and the best price I could find was $1.96 per gallon for 87 octane regular. The same gas was about $2.01 in Savannah.

What are YOU paying for gas now?


Just took a gas spike on Friday, and it looks like it wasn't just around these parts. $1.82 and rising . . .$1.90 at the 'name' stations.

Posted by: outfoxed on March 6, 2005 04:41 PM

$1.87 is the cheapest right now.

Posted by: Moogie on March 6, 2005 04:48 PM

You know all the moonbats yammering about us stealing the Iraqi's oil sound pretty good right about now.

I say we back up the tankers, drain their oil so fast it leaves meter crater size sinkholes, and skedaddle.

Ok, not really, but damn it's tempting....

Posted by: Graumagus on March 6, 2005 04:56 PM

The local supermarket in my hometown has a gas station they also run. They run promotions together.

Each week when I grocery shop, I get a voucher for $0.09 off per gallon good for up to 25 gallons. The vouchers are good for 30 days. (You have to buy at least $50.00 in groceries to get the max of $0.09 theres a sliding scale up to that point....$0.01, $0.03 etc.)

The consumer is allowed to use up to 5 of these vouchers at one time so you could get up to $0.45 off per gallon!

This weekend gas was $1.99 per Gal. I had one voucher in the car, another in hand (cause I just got done shopping) and found a third blowing in the parking lot. I got $0.27 off per gallon paying $1.72 a gallon!

Good deal! They earn my grocery dollars, I get cheap gas! Win-Win situation!

Posted by: The Wizard on March 6, 2005 05:13 PM

$1.89 in E. TN.

Posted by: Deliverance on March 6, 2005 05:14 PM

It's a $1.89 in Port Lavaca Texas.

Posted by: Becky on March 6, 2005 05:23 PM

It's $1.89 here but I read somewhere that gas is going to go up 25 cents/gallon at some point within the next few days.

Posted by: Chablis on March 6, 2005 05:39 PM

$2.13 for 87 octane was the best price I could find in my part of Southern California.

Posted by: Gahrie on March 6, 2005 05:42 PM

$2.23 in Riverside, CA

Posted by: Robert on March 6, 2005 05:46 PM

I managed to beat the price hike at my local gas station a few days ago. They usually track the QuikTrip station a couple of miles away, but they lagged on the hike long enough for me to pay more than a dime less per gallon than if I'd waited until the next morning.

Prices hereabouts today are $1.889 for regular.

Posted by: McGehee on March 6, 2005 06:03 PM

I paid $1.909 today for regular in NC

Posted by: Robin on March 6, 2005 06:28 PM

The cheapest I saw (after I'd payed $1.83) was $1.78
in San Marcos, Tx.

Posted by: KurtP on March 6, 2005 06:30 PM

Don't really check the prices.

But last week, it did take $80 to fill my F350 diesel.

Posted by: rightisright on March 6, 2005 06:40 PM

Four days ago, I filled up my kid's car (10 gals) at $1.799/gallon for 87 octane. Yesterday, same station and gas (Laurel, MD), I paid $1.929/gallon to fill up the Ram 4x4 (25 gal) . Ouch!

Thank you, moonbat MSM, for causing a panic price spike. Feh.

Posted by: Grumpy Old Ham on March 6, 2005 06:45 PM

$2.17, Ketchikan, AK.

Posted by: Langus on March 6, 2005 07:04 PM

$2.059 in Columbus, OH

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on March 6, 2005 07:06 PM

Here in Germany, you're looking at about $4.25 per gallon.

Love them Greens...

Posted by: Rube on March 6, 2005 07:28 PM

Approx. $2.60 US /gallon after conversion here in Alberta.

Posted by: Light & Dark on March 6, 2005 07:35 PM

$1.79/gal for no-frills unleaded in Houston, TX

Posted by: El Capitan on March 6, 2005 08:11 PM

$1.79, within a mile and a half from a huge gasoline-producing refinery and 7 miles from another. Don't talk to me about the transportation costs.

And I can drive right up the road past the Citgo Refinery and look at the bulk terminal where they load tank trucks which distribute to the gas stations in the area. Inside that fence is a set of big tanks labeled "Chevron additive", "Exxon additive", "Shell additive", etc.

Posted by: mostly cajun on March 6, 2005 08:24 PM

$1.79 for regular unleaded at one place, tends to be around 1.84 at the rest.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on March 6, 2005 08:36 PM

Ah, shit, I forgot to say where, and didn't notice 'till I read the other comments. Southern Mississippi; right on the coast.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on March 6, 2005 08:41 PM

I don't pay that much attention, one of the benefits of riding a motorcycle. But in California it at almost 2.50 per gallon. Gas in CA is always a lot more expensive than everywhere else.

Posted by: Alden on March 6, 2005 09:53 PM

1.99 a gal. highest price ever where I live. But , remember my governor was just voted 50th worst by the Cato Institute.

Posted by: Thomas on March 6, 2005 10:18 PM

1.92 for regular in NY.

Still mixing my own rocket fuel at a cost of around $4/gallon, once you factor in the toluene.

I need to build my own refinery.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on March 6, 2005 10:22 PM

Just paid $1.999 a gallon for gas where I live in Scottsdale, AZ. Where I was in Tempe earlier, they had gas at around $2.09 a gallon.

Posted by: Mike on March 6, 2005 10:45 PM

I live in north suburb of Cincinnati, OH, it spiked pretty bad last week. Most of the stations this weekend have been 2.05 or 2.09, the small independent on the corner is at 1.99.
Rob has the sound idea about cutting out all the friggin' different blends, I read a while back that refineries in the Midwest have to produce up to 13 different blends for states and cities.

Posted by: John Cunningham on March 6, 2005 10:59 PM

$2.13 here in San Diego, CA, and that was on base at the Naval Station, so I'm guessing it's about a nickel more out in town.

Posted by: LeeAnn on March 6, 2005 11:12 PM

Latest gas prices in Sachse, TX....$ 1.78 regular unleaded.....

Posted by: Wendi on March 6, 2005 11:31 PM

Anywhere from $1.99 to $2.09 here in central Illinios.

Posted by: Pammy on March 6, 2005 11:43 PM

$2.29 here in Tusin, California.

Posted by: Eddie on March 7, 2005 12:10 AM

$2.37 for diesel in Ramona, CA... Couple cents cheaper for regular.

Posted by: jim on March 7, 2005 12:17 AM

right at 2 bucks for reg here...but shopping around might get you a five cent difference. And talk is it will be going up about 25 cents or so in the next week. Boy, am I glad we are getting all that *free oil* from Iraq what's that?? You mean the war wasn't for oil?? And we ain't getting any cut rates?? Guess that will teach me to listen to the MSM and Move on. orc..../sarchasim.

Posted by: Guy S. on March 7, 2005 03:51 AM

Tampa - 2.01
Orlando - suburbs - 1.86 downtown - 1.92 Disney area - 2.03
Daytona - 2.06
Sarasota - 1.92

Posted by: Tammi on March 7, 2005 08:18 AM

it's $1.98 here in Norfolk, VA and $1.78 on the Eastern Shore of VA (I was just there yesterday).

Posted by: jessica on March 7, 2005 08:26 AM

This morning the cheap station around here, Hess, had 87 posted at $1.96.

If we fought this war for cheap oil, we did a really crappy job of it.

I am truly glad to hear that your mama seems more comfortable.

Posted by: LibraryGryffon on March 7, 2005 08:59 AM

Saw $1.73 for Regular just south of here (Central VA) yesterday. Most is going for about a dime above that.

Posted by: Bob on March 7, 2005 09:18 AM

$1.80 regular Houston, TX

Posted by: Brandon on March 7, 2005 11:43 AM

In northern Indiana its at 1.959 om average. We continue to hold your Mom in our prayers Rob.

Posted by: Rey on March 7, 2005 01:58 PM

About equivalent $2.72USD per U.S. gallon (120oz) in Vancouver, British Columbia

Posted by: Norm C on March 7, 2005 06:16 PM

$2.25/gal, Ojai, California.

Cheaper other places around here... but not much cheaper.

Posted by: Dz on March 7, 2005 09:19 PM

I pay $5.50/gallon in South Korea.

Posted by: Collin Baber on March 8, 2005 07:52 AM
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