Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by enigmaT120 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:42 am

Over 15 bucks to fill up the R65 this morning. That's good for two days of my commute. Hopefully I'll be in shape to ride my bicycle every day to catch the bus before gas gets to 4.00/gal. I'm doing that 3 days this week, and will build up to where it is easy for me. It's a 9 mile ride in the morning, then a 9 or 14 mile ride after work depending on which way I want to go. Hills both ways.
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by Ridercam » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:57 pm

Who would have thought last month was the good old days...

4.59 a gallon here in San Francisco. 23.40 to fill up my r100 girl.
I always brake in corners and think how I am going to get home if I really mess up. When I get home, I wished that I hadn't used my brakes and should have ridden a bit further.

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Post by Steve in Golden » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:28 pm

Ridercam wrote:Who would have thought last month was the good old days...

4.59 a gallon here in San Francisco. 23.40 to fill up my r100 girl.
The thieves on Wall Street thank you for your hard-earned dollars. There's no shortage of oil yet the price keeps going up. What happened to the law of supply and demand? Oh yeah, the thieves on Wall St happened to it.

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Post by Deleted User 287 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:13 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Ridercam wrote:Who would have thought last month was the good old days...

4.59 a gallon here in San Francisco. 23.40 to fill up my r100 girl.
The thieves on Wall Street thank you for your hard-earned dollars. There's no shortage of oil yet the price keeps going up. What happened to the law of supply and demand? Oh yeah, the thieves on Wall St happened to it.
Wars are expensive.

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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by grant81rs » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:11 pm

Unleaded $1.53 a litre
Diesel $1.49 a litre
LPG $0.66 a litre

In oz at the moment 120kms east of Melbourne
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Post by moosehead » Sat May 07, 2011 8:26 am

Well we made it and had a great time....dodging major weather fronts in Virginia, North and South Carolina etc.

Weather was crap for the most part but did get a few sun filled, warm weather days in. The storms were major ones...tornadoes throughout North Carolina and Virginia were devastating in lots of areas. We kept vigilence to the radio for weather news after that, trying to avoid the big fronts as they rolled through. Tornado just missed my sister's place in NC by about a mile...whew. Never seen weather like that!

Gas prices for the most part were around 3.65 to 3.80 US gal...cheapest in West Virginia and most expensive in Pennsylvania and New York although were climbing by the time we were heading back...still lot cheaper than in Canada.
When we left we were paying $1.24 per l CDN...when we got back was $1.38 :shock: SO t average 12 mpg (29l/100kms) it wasn't cheap in the RV that's for sure but dogs enjoyed it!

Our passengers:

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Work up to this for 4 mornings....camped on Chesepeake Bay on Eastern Shore in Virginia...
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And this...
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The chef at work.....
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by SteveD » Sat May 07, 2011 9:59 am

I paid Gillardo1.69. for 98ron unleaded yesterday, here in Melbourne, Oz.

That's close to $6.40 a US gallon. And I thought the price of crude had dropped recently. :?

Nice trip there Moosehead. :)
Cheers, Steve
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by Deleted User 62 » Sat May 07, 2011 11:31 am

Just found a website to help finding the best prices in your area of the USA; currently $4.79 gallon in Kamuela, Hawaii (up almost $1 in the past few months): http://www.gasbuddy.com/

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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by moosehead » Wed May 11, 2011 11:56 pm

Well we hit $1.41 per CDN (about $5.30 US gal) today....the RV sits with the fuel tanks empty...and will remain there for the time being...these prices are getting absurd but not as absurd as you boys downunder...yikes :shock:

Glad I drive a diesel car its only !.24 per l but I get 5.6 l/100km in it

My wife is even talking about getting a scooter for her around town errands...hmmm...got my eye on a good old 85 Honda Helix I could get cheap...might be fun. Ha, she tells me top ride my bicycle and I say why ride a bicycle when I can ride my motorcycle...look whose talking now!
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Re: Gas prices in the good ol' USA??

Post by SteveD » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:06 pm

Got this in one of those forwarded spam emails today.
TIPS ON PUMPING PETROL

I don't know what you guys are paying for Petrol.... but
here in Melbourne we are paying up to $1.30 to $1.50 per litre. My line
of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks
to get more of your money's worth for every Litre:

Here at the Shell Pipeline where I work in Melbourne, we deliver
about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day
is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and Petrol, regular and premium
grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of
16,800,000 Litres.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when
the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations
have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the
more dense the Petrol, when it gets warmer Petrol expands, so
buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your litre is not exactly
a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the
temperature of the Petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other
petroleum products plays an important role.

A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business.
But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the
pumps.

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle
to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3)
stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode,
thereby minimizing the vapours that are created while you are pumping.

All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the
fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour.
Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage
tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your Petrol
tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more Petrol you have in
your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol line evaporates
faster than you can imagine. Petrol storage tanks have an internal
floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the Petrol and
the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service
stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature
compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a Petrol truck pumping into
the storage tanks when you stop to buy Petrol, DO NOT fill up; most
likely the Petrol is being stirred up as the Petrol is being
delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles
on the bottom.
Cheers, Steve
Victoria, S.E.Oz.


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