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Old 04-12-2011, 03:54 PM
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Paid $3.64 at the SunHouse Hwy. 90 Conway, SC. Ouch!

My car's manual says to use premium gas as well. The consultants at the dealership say it's not necessary and I don't. My "check engine" light is on half the time. I wonder if there's a connection.
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$4.20ish around here. I head that El Portal, Ca (Hwy140 entrance to Yosemite) just cleared the $5.00 mark. They are always way to high.

News said about 20% to 25% of the price was due to speculators. There is plenty of gas, They just keep driving up the price.

We do not do any extra driving these days. We are even beginning to wonder about our land vacation. We will probably put around 3,000 miles on the car. We get 30mpg, but that is still a lot of $$$$.
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I only live a short distance to the office. I think I am going to get a golf cart and commute that way as I can charge it with the building's electricity for only $25 a year.
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Some of us just live at the wrong place.
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Over $5/gal., that's just ridiculous. They're doing it because school is about to get out. Most families can't afford to do more than camp and Yosemite is one of the favorite spots. I hope it backfires in their faces.
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El Portal always has high gas. They usually are $.75 to a dollar above everyone else. I see these poor guys from out of the area filling up their RV's and pickups. There is a sign on the hwy saying next gas 30 miles or something. It also says last gas for x number of miles. They should have a sign warning about the high price ahead.
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Fuel distribution grids are often the reason for varying prices. Distance from the wholesale terminal to the stations and that type of thing. Here in north Alabama the gasoline in the northwest corner of the state is usually cheaper than it is in the central and eastern areas.

We had a Chevron station just 3 miles from the house that always had the lowest price around, but their roof collapsed from one of the big snowstorms we had in January and they are still rebuilding the place.

We don't drive that much, or that far, for gasoline prices to make a big impression in our budget. This is a good thing for a retiree. If I was still doing the daily grind of driving to work it would definitely affect me.
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Dave, Dwayne, y'all are really lucky. These gas prices are REALLY putting a squeeze on me!
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I just filled up my nearly empty Tacoma, a gas can and my trencher... $82.00

I am going to have to raise prices.
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I just filled up my nearly empty Tacoma, a gas can and my trencher... $82.00

I am going to have to raise prices.
Gary, my pet sitter added a fuel supplement.

Cheapest today $3.58 Murphys - Kings Road Myrtle Beach. This is actually an improvement of about 4 cents. I saw oil rose back up some today.
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