How Much Is Your Gasoline? Regular Unleaded

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Just got home from the store and it was $3.59 for regular. Think it was a Valero station which is usually cheaper than the Chevron by my house.
     
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    Around $3.00 to $3.10 per gallon around here. Gas in the Bush is closer to what Thomas is paying, but there are few roads and not many places to drive to. The gas is used for boats, 4-wheelers and snowmobiles...and airplanes, but that is different. We do have oil, but little refining capacity.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    You'd think so, but it's not the case really... . Here in ruraldomshire , a car is a necessity, but in the city not so much because there's great public transport.
     
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    I noticed our gas prices are about $2.34 a gallon right now for regular unleaded gas I use in my Soul. Gas always goes up when we head into summer months but that doesn't really bother me because I don't have to fill my tank very often. :)
     
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    I only get gas every 3 weeks but it was in the $3.50-ish range I think when I last got it. California always being higher than the nation.
     
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    Just filled up in preparation for my trip to my daughter's ...$3.89 at Chevron.
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    Chepest supermarket basic unleaded is £1.22 per litre here at the moment... which is what I put in my car..

    Hubs uses premium unleaded and some garages are selling it at £1.40 per litre, although he pays around £1.29 at the supermarket pumps nearest his work..
     
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    EEk, it's gone up more. I'll expect to see that at my next fill up. Most unfortunately.
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    You guys don't know when you've got a good thing going... less than 4 dollars for a Gallon... .:rolleyes:


    That said..this is a small Island with millions of cars on our roads, so it's probably a good thing that the high cost of our fuel prevents millions more being on the roads, because we'd end up with no-one going anywhere :eek:
     
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    We have 350 miles between our only two major cities, and 3/4 of the state cannot be reached by automobile.
     
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    I know the high cost of fuel in Europe is often mentioned. But I believe your mass transport is much better than here in the USA. I wonder if this has something to do with it. They really do want use chained to our cars here.
     
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  12. Holly Saunders

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    Do you ride on the back of a reindeer, Don?... :D

    Seriously though... how do you get between cities.. Boat?
     
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    True about public or mass transport...unless you live in a major city you can forgot about even bus service in the suburbs.
     
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    Yes, @Chrissy Cross The U. S. has never really worked on better mass transit. I would be without a car in full retirement and I'm considering what I will do when that time comes. Not really sure at this point.
     
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    We don't really have real cities, Holly. Anchorage is about 275,000 and it is by far the largest. Fairbanks is next-350 miles north--and it is about 55,000. Juneau, the state capital is not on the road system--plane or boat only--at about 20,000. Everything else is MUCH smaller, although there are boroughs--Mat-Su, Kenai, and Fairbanks-Northstar that have populated areas. The entire state is 2 1/2 times the size of Texas with only about 750,000 people, so most of the land is empty. The majority of travel is by air, either commercial or by small plane. Most of the tourists that "see" Alaska visit the Southeast Panhandle by cruise ship, although the state does run a large ferry system. Supplies are delivered to the rural areas by ship or barge when there is no ice, and flown in during the winter. We did have sled dogs when we had 6 children at home, and travel by dogsled is fun, but I have never ridden a reindeer. We do have them here, though, and they are nearly the same as our native caribou.
     
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    We only have eight that are classified as cities and Portland, the largest, is under 67,000. The next largest, Lewiston, is only 36,000.
     
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    Ahh, but you have roads....
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    As usual, cross that big river into AZ, $2.59, or less.
    Frank
     
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    That's a long way for me to go for gas! :)
     
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    Come to England A gallon costs just over $7
     
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    I was on empty so I had to get gas today... yikes, $4.09 for regular this morning at Chevron. :(
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    Ours has gone up in past months, from a long-standing $2.21 to now $2.79, still formidably less than Fresno! What with the oil "glut" which has been going on, these prices are ridiculous!
    Frank
     
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    yes but that's for the cheapest supermarket unleaded which is currently £1.25 a litre with which i fill my runaround... at the petrol garage it's even more expensive...and then there's the super unleaded which goes in my husband's sports car..which is £1.37.9 at BP in London near where he works... which works out at $8.30 USD per gallon
     
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    It's also higher in Canada but I'm not sure how much it is there....do we have any Canadians on here?

    Except for Hawaii and maybe Alaska, California must have the highest in the US.

    Funny though that it's somewhat cheaper on the coast by my daughter than in Fresno.

    I fill up there coming home. So I didn't fill up my car all the way just a little more than enough to get me there on Monday.

    Will fill up coming back...I use less than half a tank for the trip....pretty good. My Altima used a half tank for the same trip.

    At home I barely use gas...everything is so close.
     
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    Our gas varies a lot by the area of the state. In rural Alaska, it is well over $10 per gallon, but here it is now around $3.40 per gallon. Fresno has us beat. Our taxes are lower.
     
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