How Are Gas Prices Today?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
It seems like the other day someone posted that gasoline prices were supposed to be dropping. Here in Northern AZ, they haven't dropped at all. Regular (87 octane) still $1.69, Plus $1.79, Premium at $1.89.
I was just up in Las Vegas yesterday, and they haven't dropped in that area either. Still Regular $1.87, Plus $1.97, Premium $2.07.
I'm also still hearing crys of anguish from Northern CA.
Who says that prices are dropping? Maybe in the less "managed" markets.
-- Flash (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2000
It seems to depend on where you live. Here in North East Texas, the price of the cheap stuff is $1.37. A month or so ago it was $1.55 or something at the same station. A new station is almost completely built now, right across the street from the other one. I wonder if there will be a mini price-war once it opens.
-- Anita (email@example.com), April 02, 2000.
If you're lucky, Anita.
They could get together and agree to raise rates.... especially if there are no other stations nearby to compete with....
-- beano is good (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2000.
The cheapest gas in town--87 octane--is now $1.43.9 That is down from a high of $1.55.9 a week ago. This is in north central Pennsylvania.
-- Pam (email@example.com), April 02, 2000.
Yesterday in Wimberly,Tx reg. unleaded was $1.259; Oakhill,Tx(Austin,Tx) same gas was $142.9
-- george (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2000.
You're undoubtedly right. The question is "why are they still high in some areas and dropping in others"? I suspect that if you live near a fully functioning refinery, you are probably forutnate. Not to many refineries in AZ or NV, and a lot of the ones in CA seem to be "on the fritz".
-- Flash (email@example.com), April 02, 2000.
Our's here in Missouri are generally similar to those in Anita's Texas. Shell is now 1.34/gal:self-serve [we no longer have full service stations, so this is not a meaningful distinction]. That's down from 1.54/gal 2 weeks ago, and up from 1.06 on 2 Jan 00. It has been dropping for two weeks. I think it is part of the soak California movement. That's ok, salaries are higher there.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000.
Here in my part of Missouri, gas was $l.43 a week ago. I don't think that's so bad. After all our gas is cheaper than many other countries.
-- gilda (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 02, 2000.
I remember reading [and posting on the old TB2000 forum] information about 1996 and California's refinery problems. I had to think that some Californians were grateful that the heating oil problems this year were pretty much [although not COMPLETELY] isolated to the Northeastern states. It seems California TYPICALLY gets the short straw when it comes to energy.
I haven't read all the sub-links in this one, but it could give you a starting point to understanding regional price differences.
California Case Study
-- Anita (email@example.com), April 03, 2000.