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ericandersonx01
06-28-2012, 02:52 PM
What are gas prices looking like in your area? Right now it's $3.05 and hopefully going lower.

Funny story: I'm at work and I get a call from a buddy of mine. He says "Hey Eric, you won't believe this, but I just filled up my truck for like $5." He was at a gas station, put in his debit card, and started pumping. It stopped and he looked at the price and it was a bit over $5 and figured it just stopped pumping so he tried again and it stopped again. Sure enough, the gas station person punched in the wrong number. The gas was like 30 cents. I didn't go get gas there because I had already filled up, plus it's all the way across town. But they didn't figure this out until late that afternoon, when a ton of cars were backing up traffic to fill up there. The gas station manager went on the freaking news and said he called the police and that people were "stealing" gas and they should be arrested. No, no buddy. No one "stole" anything from you. You're the idiot that put in the wrong number.

poindexter
06-28-2012, 03:30 PM
2.93 out here in Pumpkinfart, Ga.

SomeRandomGuy
06-28-2012, 03:46 PM
What are gas prices looking like in your area? Right now it's $3.05 and hopefully going lower.

Funny story: I'm at work and I get a call from a buddy of mine. He says "Hey Eric, you won't believe this, but I just filled up my truck for like $5." He was at a gas station, put in his debit card, and started pumping. It stopped and he looked at the price and it was a bit over $5 and figured it just stopped pumping so he tried again and it stopped again. Sure enough, the gas station person punched in the wrong number. The gas was like 30 cents. I didn't go get gas there because I had already filled up, plus it's all the way across town. But they didn't figure this out until late that afternoon, when a ton of cars were backing up traffic to fill up there. The gas station manager went on the freaking news and said he called the police and that people were "stealing" gas and they should be arrested. No, no buddy. No one "stole" anything from you. You're the idiot that put in the wrong number.

Thats hilarious! Legally, the store has to sell you the item for the price they have it listed at. If the price said $0.35 when you started the pump that is what they have to charge you. The manager of that gas station may want to re-read the law. I would have done the same thing as your buddy. What? $0.30 gas? Holy Shit Obama you are really getting this re-election campaign in gear! (just kididng by the way)

As far as your question gas is $3.24 here. Hoping it goes down even more after the holiday!

F4CrewChick
06-28-2012, 04:06 PM
$3.85 and dropping s-l-o-w-l-y.

VFFSSGT
06-28-2012, 04:13 PM
~$4.05 +- .15 depending on where you buy it.

Remember when gas was $1.00 - 1.50/gal and how great our economy was with all that 'extra' disposable income?

But anytime the gas starts dropping some pundit gets on and says that if gas prices drop the economy will fall apart again...

Tak
06-28-2012, 04:26 PM
359 unleaded.

When I came in it was under $1 in NM circa 92.

raider8169
06-28-2012, 04:31 PM
320 here I think. I havent filled up in a while. With my car and as little as I drive I only fill up once every few weeks.

imported_biddy1030
06-28-2012, 04:33 PM
It only costs me about $5 to fill out to but then I have a little 250cc ninja

Tak
06-28-2012, 04:40 PM
If you don't get health care plan, your gas price goes up along
With taxes and irs will be checking on you.

giggawatt
06-28-2012, 04:48 PM
2.93 out here in Pumpkinfart, Ga.

No way that is a real town!

Medic0721
06-28-2012, 05:49 PM
3.25 Holloman area

briefer
06-28-2012, 06:22 PM
No way that is a real town!

If Remote, Bridge, Drain, and Broadbent are all towns in Oregon, then I suppose Pumpkinfart could be a name. But not as likely, and my Googly machine says it isn't.

3.40-ish in the area around Fort Belvoir, VA. 3.37 on post.

imported_biddy1030
06-28-2012, 07:43 PM
3.25 Holloman area

actually 3.19 at the shoppette now

garhkal
06-28-2012, 08:03 PM
2.96 on base today, most out in town are 2.98 or 3.01..

BENDER56
06-28-2012, 08:21 PM
We're in the $3.teens here in Clearwater, FL with a low of $3.07 and a high of $3.69 (which is an outlier seein's how the next highest price is $3.25.)

Like everyone who drives a gas-powered vehicle, I'm happy the price has come down, but I'm getting sick of listening to all those republicans who are praising Obama for the price decline.

Uncle-Sugar
06-29-2012, 04:47 AM
$3.47...and still dropping!

bose23
06-29-2012, 06:06 AM
AAFES must be trying to max out its profit line, $3.66 here in Okinawa.

F4CrewChick
06-29-2012, 07:04 AM
We're in the $3.teens here in Clearwater, FL with a low of $3.07 and a high of $3.69 (which is an outlier seein's how the next highest price is $3.25.)

Like everyone who drives a gas-powered vehicle, I'm happy the price has come down, but I'm getting sick of listening to all those republicans who are praising Obama for the price decline.Turnabout is fair play Bender...they were blaming him for the higher gas prices.

Kegler
06-29-2012, 03:37 PM
$2.70 driving home last night...didnt think I would ever see this

js7799
06-29-2012, 04:26 PM
It's $3.70 here in the UK right now. Seems like a lot, but it's a whole lot better than the off-base alternative.

BENDER56
06-29-2012, 06:21 PM
Turnabout is fair play Bender...they were blaming him for the higher gas prices.

Um ... you do know that was sarcasm, right? It should go without saying that no republican is capable of praising Obama for anything. Or were you just being double-secret sarcastic with me in your reply?

OtisRNeedleman
06-30-2012, 05:16 AM
$3.69 for regular here.

ske4za
07-01-2012, 10:18 PM
$2.96 for regular around here

sandsjames
07-01-2012, 10:25 PM
3.51 today at Beale

And this is where they've got us by the balls now. I see $3.51 and I'm happy when, in reality, it's still way too much.

garhkal
07-02-2012, 05:33 AM
Gassed up this morning at 2.95 at sams/

Alan1973
10-04-2012, 04:40 AM
3.95 now....man what a difference after half a year!!

drc100882
10-04-2012, 05:03 AM
Gas here in Cali was $4.13 when I went into work this morning. When I went home today it was $4.39. What a difference 10.5 hours makes!

garhkal
10-04-2012, 07:39 AM
What's causing this latest round of gouging (what i call the spurious price hikes).?

BENDER56
10-04-2012, 01:10 PM
I filled up at $3.53 yesterday here in Clearwater, FL.

grimreaper
10-04-2012, 06:28 PM
What are gas prices looking like in your area? Right now it's $3.05 and hopefully going lower.

Funny story: I'm at work and I get a call from a buddy of mine. He says "Hey Eric, you won't believe this, but I just filled up my truck for like $5." He was at a gas station, put in his debit card, and started pumping. It stopped and he looked at the price and it was a bit over $5 and figured it just stopped pumping so he tried again and it stopped again. Sure enough, the gas station person punched in the wrong number. The gas was like 30 cents. I didn't go get gas there because I had already filled up, plus it's all the way across town. But they didn't figure this out until late that afternoon, when a ton of cars were backing up traffic to fill up there. The gas station manager went on the freaking news and said he called the police and that people were "stealing" gas and they should be arrested. No, no buddy. No one "stole" anything from you. You're the idiot that put in the wrong number.

Be glad you don't live in Cali...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-03/california-gas-stations-begin-to-shut-on-record-high-spot-prices.html

drc100882
10-04-2012, 07:56 PM
Ive never been glad to live in Cali, but gas is now $4.59 for regular since last night. That article scares me but we just sold our truck so we'll only have 1 gas guzzler to fill up now. Guess we'll be carpooling for a little while.

Alan1973
10-04-2012, 10:24 PM
love how folks complain about AAFES gas prices overseas.....back home the price is always higher

Shrike
10-04-2012, 11:34 PM
love how folks complain about AAFES gas prices overseas.....back home the price is always higher

No, it's not.

Alan1973
10-05-2012, 12:00 AM
No, it's not.

maybe for you, but back home for me is either New England or California. both higher than Japan. Germany is different was only there in 2003 but did not drive...but at least we are lucky...gas is way more expensive off base and the fuel comes from local Gas companies...it is not shipped in from the US. the local gas companies lose money as part of the government agreement. we are in fact cheating them outta profits. the Netherlands fought this a LONG time ago and now make a small profit from sales to the military there. thus why it is always nearly $1.00 more than the US Nat'l Avg.

Alan1973
10-05-2012, 12:14 AM
AAFES (and NEX) gas prices are set by the bureaucracy (now there's a surprise) on a weekly or basis and so can't react as fast to the outside market fluctations, so if prices are going up the Exchange prices lag and will be better, as they go down the lag may put them on the high side. Then it becomes a matter of convenience to get it there while on base or wait a while and get it outside in the states.
the majority of MWR contributions come from gas sales BTW.

Alan1973
10-05-2012, 12:28 AM
Just FYI...use your star card and save 10 cents per gallon off gasoline (or .026 per Liter at Europe Sites) 5-7 October 2012 ....do like I do and buy gas even if you don't need it just to get the discount. I only use my star card for food and gas on base...becuase I get a discount on both...then every payday pay it off in full...no way AAFES is gonna get any interest from me.

sandsjames
10-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Tuesday it was $3.99. Yesterday it was $4.29. $.30 in two days? WTF?

garhkal
10-05-2012, 08:17 PM
saw on CNN's ticker at 230 or so, that the gas price upping is caused by some 'refinery problems'... but have not heard diddly squat about any refineries having any issues..

sandsjames
10-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Up another $.10 today. Thank God unemployment is down to 7.8%. That's helpful.

drc100882
10-05-2012, 08:57 PM
$4.65 today. I'm sure I'll get another surprise on the way home tonight.

Can I just mark this in my "I win the highest gas price contest" column?

Pavegunner72
10-07-2012, 11:57 PM
Wonder what's going to happen when it reaches 6 or 7 dollars a gallon? I give it another year and the start of a few more wars.

Alan1973
10-08-2012, 10:23 PM
Wonder what's going to happen when it reaches 6 or 7 dollars a gallon? I give it another year and the start of a few more wars.

i notice that, despite overseas prices still rising a bit, the gap between foreign prices and US prices starting to fall in line....could it be that US prices have been intentionally underinflated this whole time and perhaps this is what we should have been paying the whole time?
I googled this and this is what I found:
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/1684456.html

i know it is old but still could mean something.

garhkal
10-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Well, the CA govenor has ordered the release of the "winter blend" in a hope to get prices in CA to drop....

drc100882
10-10-2012, 04:06 PM
Well, the CA govenor has ordered the release of the "winter blend" in a hope to get prices in CA to drop....

He's part of the problem. We've held steady at $4.65 for about a week now offbase. There's that one gas station in LA that's raping people and yet they continue to go there to get gas and then complain about it on the news. It's funny but just shows how stupid people are. There's thousands of other gas stations in LA and you choose the most expensive one and then tell the news reporter on live TV how unfair it is that you have to pay that much. :doh

Luvnlife
10-10-2012, 04:14 PM
What was the name of that place up in Alaska that the Democrats dont want touched because it will kill off the polar bears and caribou?

ttribe
10-10-2012, 04:24 PM
They were reporting $6 in San Diego this morning. $3.77 here in the Peoples Republic of Rahm Emanuel.

garhkal
10-10-2012, 06:08 PM
He's part of the problem. We've held steady at $4.65 for about a week now offbase. There's that one gas station in LA that's raping people and yet they continue to go there to get gas and then complain about it on the news. It's funny but just shows how stupid people are. There's thousands of other gas stations in LA and you choose the most expensive one and then tell the news reporter on live TV how unfair it is that you have to pay that much. :doh

True.. Sounds like some here in Gulfport who hit one shell station which is 4 cents higher than one right across the street from it.

briefer
10-15-2012, 11:35 AM
He's part of the problem. We've held steady at $4.65 for about a week now offbase. There's that one gas station in LA that's raping people and yet they continue to go there to get gas and then complain about it on the news. It's funny but just shows how stupid people are. There's thousands of other gas stations in LA and you choose the most expensive one and then tell the news reporter on live TV how unfair it is that you have to pay that much. :doh

That gas station probably isn't taking advantage of people. When the refineries shut down, and new ones aren't constructed, what do you expect will happen to the price of gas? Especially in a city? Gas in DC proper is well over $5 a gallon, but is $3.70-ish in Virginia. Fuel transport isn't cheap.

Rizzo77
10-20-2012, 01:09 AM
In the "town hall" debate, obama replied to a gas price question that "when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86. Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse."

Well, holy shit. I'm paying $3.95 for a gallon of gas.

I'm no financial specialist. Isn't $3.95 at least twice as shitty as $1.86, though?

What do I know? I know that paying $44.00 to fill my tank takes away from supporting my family.

garhkal
10-20-2012, 09:23 PM
Just got to columbus and most seem to be hovering around 3.30 a gal..

VFFTSGT
10-21-2012, 10:53 AM
In the "town hall" debate, obama replied to a gas price question that "when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86. Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse."

Well, holy shit. I'm paying $3.95 for a gallon of gas.

I'm no financial specialist. Isn't $3.95 at least twice as shitty as $1.86, though?

What do I know? I know that paying $44.00 to fill my tank takes away from supporting my family.

This has baffled me... I have heard this in the news a few times...that gas prices dropping is a sign of the economy falling.

Our "great economy" (the artificially inflated high economy we seem to think is the norm) was during periods of LOW gas prices.

What I always found interesting is this "Great Recession" is blamed on the "housing crisis" due to sub-prime mortgages. The housing crisis came on as gas prices doubled, tripled, and then quadrupled. People spending all their money on gas and other energy now have less disposable income than before.

Back to our regular scheduled program of Brainwashing with Propaganda....

WillsPowers
10-22-2012, 04:06 AM
Gas and grocery prices are sky high and weaking the US dollar by "quanitative easing" was a big mistake that's killing the US economy. Oil is the lynchpin of our economy. With new technology we now have the ability to be energy independent. All that's needed is a loyal government---that means Obama and his rat party need to go.

garhkal
05-01-2013, 06:27 PM
On Saturday evening when i went out to watch UFC 159, it was 3,45 a gal. Yesterday when i went to get food it was back up to 3.79 at most places i passed.. I would love to know the reasoning they can give for why price jumps 30+ cents in 3 days.

Tak
05-01-2013, 06:39 PM
On Saturday evening when i went out to watch UFC 159, it was 3,45 a gal. Yesterday when i went to get food it was back up to 3.79 at most places i passed.. I would love to know the reasoning they can give for why price jumps 30+ cents in 3 days.
Capitalism

CYBERFX1024
05-03-2013, 12:22 AM
Capitalism

Really? Because most of the price in that gallon of gasoline are taxes.

Tak
05-03-2013, 12:49 AM
Dude, don't be like VFF, stick to the facts. The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel. On average, as of January 2013, state and local taxes add 30.4 cents to gasoline and 30.0 cents to diesel, for a total US average fuel tax of 48.8 cents per gallon for gas and 54.4 cents per gallon for diesel.