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Old 08-22-2008, 06:07 AM
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For those that use gasbuudy, is there a way to narrow down to diesel? I just checked my zip, and a station I know that doesn't carry diesel was listed. Understandable, but it doesn't help.
Click on the diesel "tab" over on the left side where your cities are. You can also narrow it down to a certain city.
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Still $4.09 at the corner of Beulah and Telegraph Rd in Alexandria. It's Sunocco too! NASCAR DIESEL!(LOL)
Off subject, but they just put in new pumps there. I find it interesting that they now have 4 grades of gasoline. 87, 89, 91, and 93. Weird!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:13 AM
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WTF? why?
Captive audience. Kinda hard to drive the diesel boat down to the corner gas station.

So, with this price drop, do we fill 55 gal drums now or wait?
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:03 AM
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Still $4.09 at the corner of Beulah and Telegraph Rd in Alexandria. It's Sunocco too! NASCAR DIESEL!(LOL)
Off subject, but they just put in new pumps there. I find it interesting that they now have 4 grades of gasoline. 87, 89, 91, and 93. Weird!
In Pennsy, all the Sunocos have four grades.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:06 AM
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Still $4.09 at the corner of Beulah and Telegraph Rd in Alexandria. It's Sunocco too! NASCAR DIESEL!(LOL)
Off subject, but they just put in new pumps there. I find it interesting that they now have 4 grades of gasoline. 87, 89, 91, and 93. Weird!
I used to buy Sunoco, but when I noticed that they had monkeyed around with their grades (top one went down to 93 from 94) and raised their prices a year or two ago, I started buying Exxon.

I haven't driven Max in a while, so haven't bought iny diesel in quite some time.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:22 AM
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In Pennsy, all the Sunocos have four grades.
That's cool, may have had 4 grades before. Never noticed though. I don't buy gas there. Never bought diesel there either until the other day. Gasoline is much cheaper in Woodbridge than Alexandria. My only gripe about Sunoco is they don't sell BEER! RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:39 PM
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$4.399 in Kent WA - down from $4.999 about a month ago....

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How bad is it where you're happy to be just under 4 bucks!!
And that seems to be just their strategy. They give all kinds of excuses (demand from China, speculators, hurricanes, seasonal demand, blah, blah, blah, etc.) to jack the price up 60% (from $3 to $5) to a new record level, until we all start really screaming, and then they leave it there a little while until we all start to adjust to it, then they back it off just enough for us to feel like things are getting better. So now the price is only 35% higher than it was a year ago ($4 instead of $3). This is the second round of this crap that we've seen in just the last 3 years.

They are conditioning our thinking. We feel good about it getting back below $4 a gallon now - when two years ago we would have FAINTED at the thought of it being $4 a gallon! They pulled the exact same maneuver on us about 3 years ago - when they pushed it up to over $3 a gallon then backed off to about $2.50.

Can anyone tell me what has changed in the last few weeks to cause the price to drop $1 a gallon? I say NOTHING has changed except our expectations. They conditioned us into thinking the way that they want us to - that $4 a gallon is a reasonable, affordable price. So now they can coast along continuing to make record profits for another couple of years - until they decide to do it again.

Personally I am NOT happy about $4 a gallon, and won't be happy until it gets back down to below $3 a gallon - where it was a year ago.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:33 PM
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Exxon only made $16,000,000,000.00 in profit last quarter. So, don't be so hard on those guys, oaky?
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:24 PM
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Click on the diesel "tab" over on the left side where your cities are. You can also narrow it down to a certain city.
Cool, thanks. I missed that.
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I paid 1.399 per Litre just the other day!
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:49 AM
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$4.399 in Kent WA - down from $4.999 about a month ago....



And that seems to be just their strategy. They give all kinds of excuses (demand from China, speculators, hurricanes, seasonal demand, blah, blah, blah, etc.) to jack the price up 60% (from $3 to $5) to a new record level, until we all start really screaming, and then they leave it there a little while until we all start to adjust to it, then they back it off just enough for us to feel like things are getting better. So now the price is only 35% higher than it was a year ago ($4 instead of $3). This is the second round of this crap that we've seen in just the last 3 years.

They are conditioning our thinking. We feel good about it getting back below $4 a gallon now - when two years ago we would have FAINTED at the thought of it being $4 a gallon! They pulled the exact same maneuver on us about 3 years ago - when they pushed it up to over $3 a gallon then backed off to about $2.50.

Can anyone tell me what has changed in the last few weeks to cause the price to drop $1 a gallon? I say NOTHING has changed except our expectations. They conditioned us into thinking the way that they want us to - that $4 a gallon is a reasonable, affordable price. So now they can coast along continuing to make record profits for another couple of years - until they decide to do it again.

Personally I am NOT happy about $4 a gallon, and won't be happy until it gets back down to below $3 a gallon - where it was a year ago.
That's exactly what I think is going on.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:46 PM
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WTF? why?
Because it costs at least $500,000 plus an insane amount of insurance to get it out to the boats. The fuel lines alone are well over $100k to run, bulk head is about $1k a foot to install plus a very long approval process.

Around here diesel peaked at $4.99, now its down to $4.49. Hoping it drops another $1.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:50 PM
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$4.399 in Kent WA - down from $4.999 about a month ago....



And that seems to be just their strategy. They give all kinds of excuses (demand from China, speculators, hurricanes, seasonal demand, blah, blah, blah, etc.) to jack the price up 60% (from $3 to $5) to a new record level, until we all start really screaming, and then they leave it there a little while until we all start to adjust to it, then they back it off just enough for us to feel like things are getting better. So now the price is only 35% higher than it was a year ago ($4 instead of $3). This is the second round of this crap that we've seen in just the last 3 years.

They are conditioning our thinking. We feel good about it getting back below $4 a gallon now - when two years ago we would have FAINTED at the thought of it being $4 a gallon! They pulled the exact same maneuver on us about 3 years ago - when they pushed it up to over $3 a gallon then backed off to about $2.50.

Can anyone tell me what has changed in the last few weeks to cause the price to drop $1 a gallon? I say NOTHING has changed except our expectations. They conditioned us into thinking the way that they want us to - that $4 a gallon is a reasonable, affordable price. So now they can coast along continuing to make record profits for another couple of years - until they decide to do it again.

Personally I am NOT happy about $4 a gallon, and won't be happy until it gets back down to below $3 a gallon - where it was a year ago.

Yep, my form of protest is to keep driving cars that get good mileage, and to just drive less.

I want a CDI...
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Can anyone tell me what has changed in the last few weeks to cause the price to drop $1 a gallon? I say NOTHING has changed except our expectations.

Uhm... I will preface this by saying I do not support this individual and have no interest in starting a political debate, but the main reason for the price drop is George W. Bush ended the executive branch's ban on domestic drilling. (i.e. ANWAR, Florida coast, etc..) This scared the living crap out of the world market. Just think what would happen if that commie b***h Palosi wouldn't have sent everyone home early? Thats right folks! The ban would have passed Congress and we would have our 2.50 Diesel back regardless if we actually drilled anything! Just the threat of drilling lowers prices.
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