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Old 08-30-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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In Colorado and South Carolina the gas is about 30cents to 40 cents per gallon cheaper than here in San Antonio. None of these states are oil producers. What gives
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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In Colorado and South Carolina the gas is about 30cents to 40 cents per gallon cheaper than here in San Antonio. None of these states are oil producers. What gives
State taxes are built into the price per gallon. Transportation costs are also built in. Crude has to go to the refineries (not in SA). Each state has a different rate. That's why you see prices all over the board. Has nothing to do with Valero (and I don't know why you're singling out Valero) shafting anyone. Alaska and California are both oil producers...but they are consistently amongst the highest when it comes to price per gallon.

Here are the South Carolina and Colorado gas price maps....doesn't look like 30-40 cents cheaper to me... My Valero was $2.41 this morning.

http://www.coloradogasprices.com/Pri...state=CO&c=usa

http://www.southcarolinagasprices.co...state=SC&c=usa

...and I was just in CO...not 30-40 cents cheaper where I was.

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Old 08-30-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Beaten to it. It's all state taxes. A whole lot more obvious if you live near a state line.
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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And gas is more expensive in Florida, by 10-15 a gallon...
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Also remember in Colorado octane is lower than in Texas. So instead of 87 they get 85 as regular unleaded.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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Ok, I just know the Valero gas was 2.19 to 2.29 per gallon when I fill up the rentals
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Ok, I just know the Valero gas was 2.19 to 2.29 per gallon when I fill up the rentals
Filled up my rental in Broomfield, CO recently and it was comparable to SA.

2.19-2.29 isn't "30-40 cents" less either.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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Ten years ago, I used to call my mom in San Antonio and we'd talk about the price of a gallon of gas in SA versus DC or Northern Virginia -- and the difference was usually quite large. Now, the span is not so different (particularly for Northern Virginia) and state taxes are the reason. When you live in a no income tax state, the money has to come from somewhere. :-)
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Ten years ago, I used to call my mom in San Antonio and we'd talk about the price of a gallon of gas in SA versus DC or Northern Virginia -- and the difference was usually quite large. Now, the span is not so different (particularly for Northern Virginia) and state taxes are the reason. When you live in a no income tax state, the money has to come from somewhere. :-)
Are you talking about state income or gas taxes?

If gas taxes, then Texas is below the US average, and only .6 above Virginia:

http://www.api.org/statistics/fuelta...Map_7-2009.pdf
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