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  1. bisco

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    prices went up 25 cents overnight in the orlando area. all stations are the same in the areas we drive in, $3.40
     
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    Same thing here in the Tampa area. Almost all are $3.599 except a few that are especially proud of their gas and would rather not see it sold.
     
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    Had to get Ethanol Free gas for the snow blower. Yikes!

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    They are skyrocketing like crime here in Colorado (again)...$3.79 yesterday.
     
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    Equivalent of US$5.33/gal up here... no idea why.
     
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    It has been creeping up here, around 10 cents to $3.75.
    Lukoil? Until an ownership change in the past couple years, the one I drove past everyday was a full dollar more than the station a block away. I was thinking something more nefarious than customers needing to meet high standards.
     
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    what were you thinking? there's a station down here that is $7.99

    and they have always been double the average for the last 20 years

    we were up to $3.60, then dropped a dime today
     
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    WOW!! I haven't seen anything like either of those around here. Mostly just an extra dime or two per gallon and then there are some that like to stay a penny or two under the crowd. Then there is one station called Blessings that's always about 20 cents or so less than anyone else. They are actually about a dime less than Sam's Club.
     
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    Those prices generally indicate tourist traps, or remote places where the unwary (infrequently checking their gas gauges) have no alternative, or where convenience outweighs all else (e.g. next to airport car rental returns), or places with high enough traffic that they do very well selling only to customers who don't look at the price.
     
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    FD7A2147-2C38-4025-AC3E-3BF4230EA3C5.jpeg Hard to figure, it’s none of those. I thought @Trollbait might have been insinuating a drug thing or some other illegal stuff .
    But this station has been here for the 20 years we’ve been coming , though it used to be shell.
     
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    ^^ Where is it? Gasbuddy's current format doesn't let me easily see the current highest prices in a state anymore. The highest Boston price posted in the past 36 hours is $4.89.
    Denver's Suncor refinery disrupted by freezing temperatures? Is Colorado the new Tesas?:

    "Refinery troubles

    The extreme weather in much of the United States near the end of last year caused a series of outages at the refineries that produce the gasoline, jet fuel and diesel that keep the economy humming.

    For example, Colorado’s sole refinery, the Suncor refinery outside of Denver, was disrupted by freezing temperatures. When the refinery tried to restart, it suffered a fire and equipment got damaged.

    Suncor has indicated that refinery – which Lipow Oil Associates says represents 17% of the Rocky Mountain region’s refinery capacity – could be offline for at least weeks.

    That helps explain why gas prices in Colorado have surged by nearly $1 a gallon over the past month.

    Refineries elsewhere have been sidelined by extreme weather as well. US refineries are operating at just 86% of capacity, down from the mid-90% range at the start of December, according to Bespoke. "


    If daily measurement noise is smoothed out, the Seattle-region gas prices are up only about $0.15 - 0.20, and national average up about $0.45. While Colorado's prices are up a full $1 over the same period, that still leaves them cheaper than here, so don't expect much sympathy:
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    Not that I pay the area's average price, more like about $0.40 lower. The spread between our stations is quite substantial, with plenty of people buying for convenience, not price.
     
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    $3.00/gal for 87 oct 10% eth
    3.40 89 oct 10% eth
    4.00 93 oct 0% eth
     
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    Well, a visit to a city and shopping at a membership warehouse club yesterday prompted me to stop for gas with a member discount.

    At below $3/gal price, the gas is now again cheaper to operate than the electricity on our PHEV. Well, on our current car, Escape PHEV, and our current rate of $0.26/kWh electricity rate, $3.38/gal for the gas price is the breaking point. We are currently right at that point for regular gas prices locally without a discount.

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    ... and "3.5 on the Richter scale at the Regis College seismological observatory in Denver, ...". Much more impressive than a 1.5, which almost nobody feels.
     
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    try vineland ave. orlando or kissimee
     
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    Sorry, but you should stick to fhopol
     
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    Right, but I think the Regis seismometer was closer. I had just gotten home from work over in Golden not far from the USGS. Some of the guys went for breakfast after work at a nearby restaurant. They said that it was enough to make the hanging lights sway. At our house it knocked a picture off a shelf on the wall facing the refinery. I had just gone to sleep and it woke me up. My first thought was that our furnace blew up and then I remembered that it was electric. I pulled on some pants and looked outside. All the neighbors were looking down the street to the south so I looked too. That's when I saw the fireball. It was really impressive!
     
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