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Joe Dutro
10-19-2012, 06:19 AM
Has anyone else noticed a quick drop in the gas prices? I went to town yesterday and gas had dropped from $3.89 to $3.11 in less than a week. Last night Cheryl, my wife, went to town and it had dropped to $3.03 in less than 5 hours.

Now oil is still sitting at $92 per barrel so its not down that much. So what is everyone spin on as to why the sudden drop? Elections?

Diesel is a whole diffent story. It still at $4.11 as of yesterday.

Ken Bora
10-19-2012, 07:07 AM
no drop here
went from $3.89 early in week to $3.99 last evening.

luvmylabs23139
10-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Not dropping in NC. Paid $3.67 last week and I need to fill up soon. It was $3.72 yesterday at the same station. Hoping it will be lower at Sam's since I need to go get stuff there today.

Uncle Bill
10-19-2012, 07:46 AM
$3.99 in north-central Sodak. $3.85 in the state capitol of Pierre. $3.65 in Rapid City...West River Sodak!


UB

JimmyD
10-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Dropped here in Dayton, OH $3.72 to $3.36 in 2 days. Ohio is a swing state. I was wondering the same thing. When the Dayton Daily News (The Ohio Pravda) reported "Romney is gaining momentum in Ohio" the very next day gas prices dropped 10% hmmm....

HPL
10-19-2012, 08:29 AM
Holding steady here in south Texas ($3.33). Although I would like to attribute sudden drops to some nefarious manipulation, seems to me that it is probably in the oil companies' interest to push prices up as we approach election as I have always thought that Obama was anti fossil fuel.

luvmylabs23139
10-19-2012, 08:34 AM
Why such a huge drop in Ohio? NC was a swing state but not so much anymore and our gas prices are going up.
Why is Ohio suddenly well below the national average? They aren't even a big oil producer or refiner.

luvmylabs23139
10-19-2012, 08:36 AM
Holding steady here in south Texas ($3.33). Although I would like to attribute sudden drops to some nefarious manipulation, seems to me that it is probably in the oil companies' interest to push prices up as we approach election as I have always thought that Obama was anti fossil fuel.

YOu guys should be well below Ohio since you both produce and refine.

HPL
10-19-2012, 08:41 AM
YOu guys should be well below Ohio since you both produce and refine.

You would think, but I don't know. There is a Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi, and there is a Citgo station just out the gate and across the street. Delivery truck has to go about 50yds after leaving the plant. That station often has highest Citgo prices in town and Citgo gas is often cheaper in Brownsville, 150+ miles away, so go figure.

M&K's Retrievers
10-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Still rising here at a pretty good clip.

gmhr1
10-19-2012, 08:45 AM
no drop here 3.85 reg

duckheads
10-19-2012, 09:03 AM
We are down to $3.36. Close to a $.50 drop in a week.

gman0046
10-19-2012, 09:07 AM
No drop in NW Florida. Seems to be holding at $3.79.

shawninthesticks
10-19-2012, 09:16 AM
Our local news said yesterday that it is due to people traveling less and it always drops in the fall,but still record highs.

BonMallari
10-19-2012, 10:36 AM
not dropping here in Vegas/NV and we are a swing state.....but then again our pricing is closely tied to California and we know where their prices are at right now...I really feel for the snowbirds from the north that will make their annual trek to Niland this fall..gas and diesel will be through the roof

Joe Dutro
10-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Wow- I feel really lucky right now.

The whole "swing state" thing for Ohio doesn't make since to me. I would think oil companies would keep the prices up until the election as to insure Obama doesn't get elected.

Gerry Clinchy
10-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Here in PA (near NJ border), today I saw $3.67 and $3.75 for regular. It's been waffling around between $3.89 and $3.79 for the past month or so.

gmhr1
10-25-2012, 10:31 AM
gas finally dropped a dime. We bought a prius in 2010 best money we ever spent 48 on the highway and 53 in city. My friends just bought the new prius V (wagon style) it doesn't get as good of mileage as the standard prius but they were getting 18 mpg so for them 42 is fantastic.

Daniel J Simoens
10-25-2012, 10:54 AM
3.59 for regular around these parts, dropped a couple days ago from 3.74

Joe Dutro
10-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Siting at $3.06 here in Zanesville, Ohio today.

M&K's Retrievers
10-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Siting at $3.06 here in Zanesville, Ohio today.

Ohio. Interesting. Southern OK and N TX, regular is $3.70ish and diesel is $4.00ish. I believe these two states are slam dunks for Romney and closer to the refineries than Ohio.

Ken Bora
10-25-2012, 09:25 PM
still $3.85 here but we have Senator Bernie Sanders looking into it for us. Oh My!

JDogger
10-25-2012, 09:49 PM
$3.31 at costco yesterday. $3.47 around the corner. Oil down, demand down. What does the price of gas have to do with US politics? You tell me? JD

PS gas suckin' V-10 Pulled trailer to the Grand, and will go tomorrow to a Master and two Seniors this weekend for less than motels and eatin' out. No bedbugs, I sleep in my roadhome, take and eat what I want. JD

RedlegHunter
10-26-2012, 12:08 AM
We have dropped from $3.69 to $3.19 in 5 days. Went down 5 cents from this morning to this afternoon at the same station. Wondering what it will be in the AM?

Joe Dutro
10-26-2012, 04:55 AM
For the record gas is at $3.06. Diesel is still at $3.99.

BonMallari
10-26-2012, 06:56 AM
we are still almost a dollar higher here out west..3.82 /87 octane...right at 4.02 for 91 octane

Buzz
10-26-2012, 08:03 AM
I paid $3.35 here in SD the other day. It was almost up to $4 not long ago...

Does anyone really think that big oil is going to lift a finger to help Obama?

Franco
10-26-2012, 08:27 AM
I paid $3.35 here in SD the other day. It was almost up to $4 not long ago...

Does anyone really think that big oil is going to lift a finger to help Obama?

Big oil doesn't set prices and you know that. They can control production. However, production domestically is at record levels. Just check the permits issued at U S Dept Of Land Management's website.

I use to think that increasing production was key to lowering prices at the pump. It use to work that way but, with today's worldwide demand for gasoline and diesel, the more that is produced the more that is bought. There is only one way to lower prices and that is to develope and use alternative fosil fuels. Worldwide consumption is up, not down. Here is the USA, the number of V8 engines on the road is at an alltime high. Most will continue to drive gas guzlers, including myself, until we have a viable alternative like CNG in fullsize factory installed trucks.

We have the resources domestically to be energy independent and to continue to import mideast oil is not the solution as well as the fact that we make our enenies rich beyond imagination!

Gerry Clinchy
10-26-2012, 08:34 AM
We're still at $3.65 (for regular) here in PA ... but that's down from $3.89 just a couple of weeks ago. We never saw $3.19. The lowest it got over the past year (approx) was $3.29.

M&K's Retrievers
10-27-2012, 03:38 PM
On 10/25 Diesel was $4.05. Today(10/27) it is $3.88 at the same station while it was still $3.97 1/2 mile down the road. Same brand. Conoco. Go figure.

Wood pile regards,

Julie R.
10-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Gas had been around $3.69-3.85/gal. here and it's been tumbling; $3.17 this a.m. Virginia is a swing state. I'd thought it would've gone up with all the hype this storm is getting. Gas stations were all packed this a.m. with people getting gas for their generators.

Franco
10-29-2012, 10:58 AM
More good news coming out of California as three more utility fleets are converting to CNG!

It is the energy of the now and future!
• Valley Garbage and Rubbish Co., Inc., will receive $300,000 from the state to build and operate a CNG fueling station that will support the company’s fleet of natural gas-powered garbage collection trucks used for collection of solid waste in the City of Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County). This station will also be available for other goods-movement fleets;
• A-Z Bus Sales (San Bernardino County) will receive $8,000 for one medium duty CNG; and
• Greenkraft, Inc., in Santa Ana (Orange County) will receive $340,000 from the state for 17 medium duty CNGs.

Daniel J Simoens
10-30-2012, 11:53 AM
3.49 regular unleaded

blind ambition
10-30-2012, 04:57 PM
Fuel prices dropping in Canada, like a stone....we aren't on any voter lists on Nov. 6th.

Joe Dutro
10-30-2012, 05:46 PM
Ours just jumped up to $3.45 from $3.08 in one day before the storm. I'm hoping it goes back down.

hawker
10-31-2012, 03:19 PM
It went from 3.70 to 3.01 in 5 five days here in STL. Mo. I'm sure it will go up after the elections.

Marvin S
10-31-2012, 05:30 PM
At Freddy's 3.299 unlead, 3.639 diesel today -

luvmylabs23139
10-31-2012, 06:38 PM
Still not really dropping in NC. $3.49 for reg unleaded and 3.99 for diesel today.