Or is this Gas thing getting outta hand? Drove by Safeway this morning and their $1.95 on regular! I've got a new full size truck coming from Scotty....not sure I'm going to be able to afford ta drive it ::
Define "out of hand". It's a deregulated industry driven solely by supply and demand. Plus, we in WA state have a very limited number of suppliers (four in the Seattle area vs. 200+ in Houston) and that keeps prices up too.
I understand that maybe we're a bit spoiled compared to some....I just don't recall Ever paying $1.95 a gallon for Regular gas! And maybe I've missed something, but other than some BS....I haven't heard of a real good reason "why" yet!
That's easy... because they can charge that much. Surprisingly, oil companies are not out for the betterment of mankind, there are few price controls, and I don't see anything changing from the federal level with the current administration.
Paid $2.01 for reg on Sunday. And I live within 20 miles of 2 refineries. I was thinking about the ole gas and run. Then I remembered I used my cc at the pump. In the next town over, there are two stations across from each other. Texaco and Tesoro. Both owned by the same people. One was $1.89 and the other $2.11. When I drove by there were 3 cars at the high station and none at the cheaper.
Paid $1.75 For Diesel the other day and have seen it @$1.89 + recently. Fortunately, me and SWMBO can carpool most days, but still have to pay $1.80 + per gal to fill her SUV.
When I bought my Powerstroke in July 2001, diesel was $.85 a gal and regular unleaded was around $.97, then all hell broke loose and prices jumped up to a whopping $1.75. Back then I told SWMBO this was just the excuse the oil CO's needed to gouge us some more and that we'd never see fuel prices bellow $1.50. For the most part I was right. Just recently, some price came down to $1.47 ($1.37 for diesel) but that's gone now.
Brian's right in that the upcoming holiday weekend has allot to do with the recent gouging, but I'm sure we'll not see fuel prices under $1.50 prices in this state again!
I recall those days. There would be lines around the block waiting for their turn at the pump. You never knew how much they would allow you to have until you got to the pump. Sometimes it was only 5 gallons. Sometimes they ran out of gas before you made it to the pump. It was really kinda scary not knowing if you'd have enough fuel to get to work and back for the week.
I am in need of a welder right quick like....Wifes car needs the floor welded up so we can put the seat back in,cracked this morning and the seat wants to go over backwards. 92 Mustang vert. NE Seattle area.
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