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Offline MaxWedge

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #735 on: March 18, 2007, 04:35 AM »
I've seen some places here in the LA area where it's even higher.  I just came back from Phoenix, AZ, and the gas prices are $0.40 lower per gallon.  There's got to be some gouging going around here.  What's the deal?

Well, it doesn't explain the whole 40 cents, but over half of it is due to Arizona's lower taxes (see chart).  Maybe the rest is the cost of the special CA blend :).
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #736 on: March 18, 2007, 05:16 AM »
All I say is OOC (Out of Control)!  I just filled up at $3.06 for regular!  I've seen some places here in the LA area where it's even higher...

Heck, $3.06 is pretty good now, King!  I drove all over the Valley in L.A. today for a good 5 hours, and the best I saw was $3.05.  Most places were in the $3.15 - $3.35 range.  Even last weekend when I went up and down the Ventura/Oxnard area, the cheapest I saw was $3.05, and Oxnard is ghetto and should be cheap(er).  It's gone up nearly a buck now in just the past month and a half around here.  I recall filling up for "dirt cheap" in late January for about $2.35, at our favorite stop off the 5 fwy.  Criminals...

And yeah, it's always annoying when I cruise out to Scottsdale to visit the folks, and see the AZ prices a good $.30 - $.50 cheaper per gallon than us here in CA.  Of course, we've got some extra environmental taxes added into our prices, since there's (supposedly) special environmental additives added into the gas in California.  ::)

...(see chart).

Ah, yes.  Max's chart illustrates exactly that, or at least 21 cents of it.  Surprising to see a couple states back east even a little higher than us on the taxes, though their net cost per gallon is still lower.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #737 on: March 18, 2007, 09:28 PM »
 :o :o Whoa! I'm not complaing about our gas prices a cool 2.32
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #738 on: March 18, 2007, 10:05 PM »
I paid $2.39 the last two times I filled up.

I'm sure it will climb its way to $3.00 (national) then Congress will start making noise, then it will drop back down to $2.00 and on and on.

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« Reply #739 on: March 23, 2007, 06:19 PM »
Finally an excuse to raise prices!

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #740 on: March 23, 2007, 06:48 PM »
The Iranians taking 15 British Marines hostage is gonna cost me upwards of $2.71 at the pump for the foreseeable future.

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« Reply #741 on: March 23, 2007, 10:26 PM »
 ::) oh Brother! They would use a drop of a kleenex as an excuse to raise the prices :P
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #742 on: April 9, 2007, 05:52 PM »
Hooray for the end of the hostage crisis...

http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/09/markets/oil/index.htm?cnn=yes

A few weeks from now we'll be back around $2.30.   ::)

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #743 on: April 9, 2007, 08:52 PM »
 :P Still 2.74 here >:( :(
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #744 on: April 9, 2007, 11:24 PM »
Daylight savings is to blame for the gas hike. More daylight is causing more people to be out which causes more demand. At least that what my local news just reported.

So here's the theory: Soilders in Iraq+Iran taking Brits Hostage+daylight savings-groundhog not seeing its shadow+local gas tax=2.69 for regular unleaded.

For those that are paying $3+ for gas has your gallon of Milk price also reached $3?
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #745 on: April 10, 2007, 12:12 AM »
This weekend it was $2.59 - 2.70 in MN. Could be worse. Could be a lot worse.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #746 on: April 10, 2007, 12:12 AM »
3$ a gallon milk?

I pay about $3.50 for a half gallon.

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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #747 on: April 10, 2007, 07:15 AM »
$2.78 yesterday
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #748 on: April 10, 2007, 09:57 AM »
I am spending at least 100.00 a week in gas to just get to and from work. Its out of hand.
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Re: Gas Prices
« Reply #749 on: April 10, 2007, 10:51 AM »
Yikes.  That's the point at which I'd move or start taking the bus.

My girlfriend and I fill up once a week and I constantly feel like it's too frequent.