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Old 07-10-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I paid $3.999 yesterday. Haven't paid $4 yet, but I saw one station go from $3.99 to $4.02 today and another to $4.04. Maybe it will dip a few cents.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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$3.87 this morning.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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How much is regular gas in your town? Our's has gone from $3.15 last month to $3.49 today in Concord, Ma.
I wish I could pay 3.49....
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: TX
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I still that there's one gas station charging $3.999/gal. for regular when, about a mile away, there's another gas station charging $3.799/gal. for the same grade of fuel!

I noticed super fell to $4.099/gal. at the cheapest spot.

These prices are in N. TX.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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I still that there's one gas station charging $3.999/gal. for regular when, about a mile away, there's another gas station charging $3.799/gal. for the same grade of fuel!

I noticed super fell to $4.099/gal. at the cheapest spot.

These prices are in N. TX.
In college station/Bryan,the best deal I found is $3.95/gal.

But I think there's no real difference already.A fews cents less per gallon won't save a lot.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Ah; the good old days of cheap gas in april 2008. Sweet memories.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I still that there's one gas station charging $3.999/gal. for regular when, about a mile away, there's another gas station charging $3.799/gal. for the same grade of fuel!

I noticed super fell to $4.099/gal. at the cheapest spot.

These prices are in N. TX.
Here in Ct., we've been seeing those disparities quite a bit.
The higher the volume of gas that a station sells, the greater their price swings(up/down) will be. One day, it might be 5000 gallons that the station buys for 3.71, and then the next day the 5000 gallons on the tanker could be 3.81. And the day after it might be 3.73.,etc.etc.

Side note: Does your vehicle truly need super? I've noticed more people who are doing their own blending to save a couple bucks. I.E.: Pump 87(regular) first, hang up the pump, reinsert their credit/debit card, and then pump slightly more of 93(super). Blend it themselves to make 91, and it typically costs less than what the stations charge for 89(mid-grade).
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: TX
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Here in Ct., we've been seeing those disparities quite a bit.
The higher the volume of gas that a station sells, the greater their price swings(up/down) will be. One day, it might be 5000 gallons that the station buys for 3.71, and then the next day the 5000 gallons on the tanker could be 3.81. And the day after it might be 3.73.,etc.etc.
I haven't seen *that* much price fluctuation at the same gas station on a daily basis. But occasionally, I've seen prices jump by a dime or more, but this typically happens at all of the local gas stations.

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Side note: Does your vehicle truly need super? I've noticed more people who are doing their own blending to save a couple bucks. I.E.: Pump 87(regular) first, hang up the pump, reinsert their credit/debit card, and then pump slightly more of 93(super). Blend it themselves to make 91, and it typically costs less than what the stations charge for 89(mid-grade).
Yes, 91 octane gas is specified in my car manual. In TX, they don't sell 91 octane, just 87, 89, and 93. So I go with 93. Sure, I could do a blend of 89 and 93, but who has time for that.

I have a high compression engine that produces high power for a small engine (2.0 L, 200 HP, naturally aspirated). I've heard of people getting by with 87 octane for my car. But since I bought it for the long haul and am not leasing it, I don't want to risk decreasing the engine's life.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Yes, 91 octane gas is specified in my car manual. In TX, they don't sell 91 octane, just 87, 89, and 93. So I go with 93. Sure, I could do a blend of 89 and 93, but who has time for that.

I have a high compression engine that produces high power for a small engine (2.0 L, 200 HP, naturally aspirated). I've heard of people getting by with 87 octane for my car. But since I bought it for the long haul and am not leasing it, I don't want to risk decreasing the engine's life.
In most states, 87/89/93 are the typical octane ratings. And typically, most manufacturers recommend 91, not 93. It doesn't matter if you have a Civic Si(?) with an 11:1 CR. If Honda says 91, they know what they're talking about. Do you think they want to pay out for engine warranty claims?

The people that i mention are not doing this 87/93 split because they must, rather they're tired of the sc**w-job that they're getting at the pump. They've made the connection that, "Hey, when regular gas was 1.80, mid-grade was about .11 more, and super was about .11 more than mid-grade. And now that regular is 4.40, how much is mid-grade and super? Yep, still around .11 differential between the grades".
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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$4.05 Yesterday Afternoon. Most gas prices are around $4.05 in Bradenton, FL with the exception of a few, of course.
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