And I said a couple pages ago it'd be $2.75 by Memorial Day. Well, good thing I'm not in the petroleum biz, ain't it? It's already $2.75 ... at the cheapest. Most of the name brands are $2.89 and climbing.
"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." -- George W. Bush, Good Morning America, September 1, 2005
"President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale." -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, February 6, 2006
$2.99 for 87 octane regular at Shell in Fort Myers, FL.
$46.00 to fill up the Crown Vic.
"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from Bobby the Brain Heenan WCW Uncensored 2000 preview
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It's very illuminating to be able to see a graphical representation. I'm still not happy, but at least I can take comfort in the fact that my gas prices are in the middle of the pack. Still, how does Wyoming and Montana have the cheapest gas?!
I wasn't sure what happened. Then I saw the train stopping up ahead. I thought, ‘Holy crap dude, you just got hit by a train.'
I'm not "in the know" but the DC area TV stations always do a "why are prices so high?" piece every time the prices would jump.
According to the reports I have seen, the corporation owned stations are setting the price by zip (postal) codes and the independently owned franchises are under contract to set the prices according to the head office.
There was a story I need to dig up from last year. I think it was a DC area BP owner that tried to buck the "high" price of $2.50 a gallon last year and charged less. He was sued by BP and he tore down their signs and corporate logos and went independent.
I'll see if I can find it.
"You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?" --Toby, West Wing
Actually, Zeruel, I'm more interested in knowing how they change their prices on their signs...if it's done at the station, or if it's changed from a corporate office offsite. In the case of the three in my area, the two corporate locations had digital signs, and the independant one had numbers that had to be manually taken down and changed.
(edited by Oliver on 30.4.06 1103) "At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe." -- Bruce Springsteen
Filled up on the cheap stuff at Shell yesterday for $2.879. Today, I drove past a dozen Shell stations in Rhode Island, some 40 miles away from another, and every single Shell had the prices as $2.999,$309.9,$3.219. Usually I'll see at least a penny or 2 difference at some station.
I already answerwed what I'm doing, but as an aside I just found out: If you used a RAL (Refund Anticipation Loan), or used Turbo Tax and had the filing fees withdrawn from your refund, you will be getting a paper check even if you used direct deposit.