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Re: gas price thread

Post by DAND214 » Apr 01, 2016 10:14 pm

The fingers wrote:Regular $2.59, supreme $2.79 per gallon. :x
And you happy, WHY?
Regular is 1.99 here.
So why is it so high in Cali, Fuel tax?

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Re: gas price thread

Post by Chalo » Apr 01, 2016 10:26 pm

DAND214 wrote:So why is it so high in Cali, Fuel tax?
Fuel tax is a little bit higher than most of the country. California requires special formulas to reduce emissions, and the extra cost/corporate extortion for those special formulas accounts for most of the price difference.
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Re: gas price thread

Post by John in CR » Apr 02, 2016 7:33 am

About 80 cents a liter here.

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Re: gas price thread

Post by markz » Apr 02, 2016 11:17 pm

I rented a Nissan Versa Note for the weekend, I put ~400km on it, only used $20 worth of gas at ~$0.80/Liter.
Brand new car too, with ~8000km on it. I drive it hard too, especially rentals. I pin it from stops, sometimes turning off O/D. Its pretty gutless compared to the Car2Go Mercedes 4 door. That car is a beast, it slams me back in the seat, but its expensive to rent.

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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 03, 2016 7:04 am

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Re: gas price thread

Post by The fingers » Apr 05, 2016 12:12 am

Regular up a penny. :|
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Post by The fingers » Apr 08, 2016 12:06 am

Regular $2.55, supreme $2.75 per gallon. :)
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Post by The fingers » Apr 08, 2016 11:43 pm

Regular $2.55, supreme $2.79 per gallon. :?
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Re: gas price thread

Post by sendler2112 » Apr 09, 2016 7:36 am

World gas prices. Scroll to the bottom to find any European countries. UK is not quite 3 times the price of US gas.
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http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/
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Re: gas price thread

Post by Ykick » Apr 09, 2016 7:42 am

We’re all being so “played” by concert masters!

Not much about this oil/poison burning air thing is actually good for us yet we’re happily paying seemingly “cheap” freight…
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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 09, 2016 9:59 pm

And it's Pundit Time again! (cue music)
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-pundi ... 43911.html
I follow oil pretty closely given our exposure. As such, I get frustrated with many press and news show accounts of the commodity. It gets worse when the pundits and writers should know better. Frequently inexact terminology leads to misconceptions and sometimes I see outright falsehoods that completely distort the truth.
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My prediction – $80/bbl in 18 months, but it won't last very long. I think $60-$70/bbl is a healthy range.
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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 10, 2016 10:39 am

LockH wrote:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/76651 ... losion.htm
Oil giant ExxonMobil was slapped with a $566,600 fine on Thursday after an investigation found that the Feb. 18 explosion at the company's Torrance refinery involved a number of violations.
Employee coffee funds may have been negatively affected. Too early to tell about gas prices.
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"Huge Fire Erupts at ExxonMobil Refinery Near Houston"
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An enormous fire erupted an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas on Thursday. The Baytown refinery caught fire, leading to huge black plumes of smoke into the air, visible from downtown Houston.
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Post by The fingers » Apr 10, 2016 10:48 am

LockH wrote:BTW. Posted on ES elsewhere...
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Do toll roads and bridges add to the price? I assume much. :?
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Re: gas price thread

Post by The fingers » Apr 11, 2016 9:39 pm

Regular $2.49, supreme $2.69 per gallon. :)
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Post by LockH » Apr 12, 2016 2:50 pm

The fingers wrote:Do toll roads and bridges add to the price? I assume much. :?
Oh. Good point:
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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 13, 2016 10:56 pm

Well. ES Usename "truckerzero" started this thread. TZ? Relax! Help is on the way!

"Tanker Traffic Jams Happen Because We're Drowning In Oil"
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/13 ... 86284.html

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A huge traffic jam is wreaking havoc across the world — and it's not happening on any major highway.

Sea routes used for shipping oil are clogged with more than 100 tankers that are just sitting and waiting to deliver about 200 million barrels of crude, Reuters reported.
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Post by LockH » Apr 14, 2016 8:57 pm

"Why oil could rise to $70 this year"
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-oil-c ... 50593.html
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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 14, 2016 9:10 pm

"6 Years After BP Spill, U.S. Issues Offshore Drilling Rule"
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/201 ... lling-rule

(Guessing this will mean higher prices at the pumps.)
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Post by LockH » Apr 15, 2016 7:51 am

From 2011:
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Re: gas price thread

Post by markz » Apr 15, 2016 3:09 pm

$0.85 per liter around here, not bad. Been renting a Nissan Versa which gets about 12km per liter which is a better way of looking at milage then the stupid L/100km. Dunno what moron came up with that idea. Most likely some government prick.

I am trying hard to think of what my 1988 Jeep Cherokee 4x4, automatic, 4 door got for milage. It was rusted out and I got it for $500. I am thinking it got 8km/L but it would be nice to know what 1/2 ton trucks got, like the F150's from 1988 to 1996 the 4x4 ext cab automatic models. I might go rent one from Rent-A-Wreck, or maybe a used dealer. I just fill the tank up to full, drive the way I'd normally drive get the distance, fill the tank up, divide by the volume. I am guessing from online sites that it would get around 5km/L. But converting to 100% propane might get better milage, or convert it to dual fuel gas/propane. Now propane is around the same price as regular gasoline.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/propane ... -1.3123421
Jun 25, 2015
While retail prices peaked at $1.11 per litre in early 2014, the cost has now dropped to 59 cents a litre. That's the price for auto propane, which is used for vehicles and barbecue tanks. The cost of propane for home heating is typically a little lower because it is purchased in bulk. The average retail price hasn't been this low in Canada since 2009.

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Re: gas price thread

Post by sendler2112 » Apr 15, 2016 8:45 pm

Way past time to raise the gas tax to at least break even for the highway fund needs.

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Post by markz » Apr 16, 2016 4:40 pm

Seems like my gov't (Alberta) is raising the taxes again of fuel. We are going in debt to the tune of billions.
Be nice if oil and gas prices rose so I would see less bums in front of Walmart begging for money.

Saw a guy the other day with a sign "Am Hungry, anything will help"
So I gave him some help, told him Calgarians never starve or go without a foam mat to sleep on or roof over their head.
Continued to say the Drop-In Center flings food out 3 times a day, then theres the Sally Ann (Salvation Army) where you can get a cheap meal, plus free bread at the door, other organizations fling food around those facilities as well. Little Ceasars pizza, and grocery store food is flinged out by religous groups and other organizations.

So I tell them about it and they laugh in my face. I know they are scam artists but maybe one might not know. The newest thing is stop light beggars, or windshield jockey bums which if caught get them a huge fine. Total safety issue.

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Re: gas price thread

Post by LockH » Apr 18, 2016 3:20 pm

"ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/exxonmobil-r ... 49818.html
The activists and the RFF could score a first victory on May 25 if ExxonMobil shareholders approve a resolution requiring the company to disclose the impact of climate change on its business, a policy agreed at the climate summit in Paris last year.

A dozen shareholders, including the huge California state pension fund CalPERS, French bank BNP Paribas and insurer AXA, are backing approval of the measure.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=exxon+mo ... jgSu-q6QDA
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Post by markz » Apr 18, 2016 5:56 pm

Bums are getting creative. An old lady with a walker is on public sidewalk, but next to the Tim Hortons drive through. I see another sometimes hiding just before the pay window. A few other bums, tag-team bums are just off a busy transit train station on way to the biggest mall in Calgary. One bum is on one side of the road, another bum on the other. Same sign "Am Hungry Havent Eaten in a Week", I just chuckle. I feel for the bums with dogs, almost wanna call the SPCA on em, but I dont.

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Re: gas price thread

Post by Chalo » Apr 19, 2016 12:30 am

Crusty punks in the States keep dogs because it multiples the inconvenience to cops who want to jail them. Dealing with the dog constitutes more hassle than throwing the human in a cage.
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