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kenteck 06-05-2012 2:14 PM

NW Gas Prices....really!
 
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The price of gas up here just really sucks and it sucks so bad that the gas stations need to hire their own armored truck to take away all that cash they make off us.

hatepain 06-05-2012 2:17 PM

And thats the cheap stuff.

saberworks 06-05-2012 2:34 PM

News article yesterday about how WA now has the highest gas prices in the country, even more than CA.

kenteck 06-05-2012 3:14 PM

Yep, WA does, im in Vancouver and on the east side the cheapest is 4.29 a gallon, then drive over the bridge to Portland today and it was 4.09, they really like to sponge as much as they can off the consumer until they really have to drop the price….

bcrider 06-05-2012 3:25 PM

Vancouver BC is even worse. I drive across the border to Washington just to fill up. Ours is $ 1.28 per liter which would be $ 5.81 if I did that right. We are getting screwed. The refinery in WA has a fire so our gas prices jump way up compared to WA which barely moved.

malibumatt 06-05-2012 3:33 PM

I just started dewinterizing so they better get that fire put out fast before I have to fill up on the way to the lake. Washougal Shell, $4.35 this morning.

migs 06-05-2012 3:37 PM

i cant find 4.29 anywhere here in the bay area peninsula.

xstarrider 06-05-2012 4:39 PM

Ha. Come to cook county, Chicago IL. We have had the country beat for some time. Highest tax on gas in the nation and the highest prices in the nation

pprior 06-05-2012 4:49 PM

The margin on gas for a station is pennies - gas stations can't stay open without selling other stuff in most cases, and overall the profit margin in the oil industry is less than most any other, including far below the profit margin of the computer manufacturer who made the computer you're typing on right now. The soda/cola you buy is far more profitable than the gas. Oh, and the government's taxes are by far and away exceed that.

In short, yah I hate paying for gas - my truck holds more than $100 worth so I actually can't usually fill up without having to run my card twice! However, don't blame the gas station owner, or even the oil company. It's just BS.

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wakebrdjay 06-05-2012 4:55 PM

Saw $3.389 today here.Glad to be "Stuck In Ohio"

rdlangston13 06-05-2012 5:28 PM

Last week when I left home is was around 3.52 in Houston and surrounding areas.

Dmac420sj 06-05-2012 5:37 PM

Damn!!!!im in bay area Cali and paid $4.52 Saturday for 92 octain

lsukuntryboy 06-05-2012 6:57 PM

paid 2.99 today in Monroe. that was before the sam's club discount.

bondo 06-05-2012 7:01 PM

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Originally Posted by kenteck (Post 1757579)
The price of gas up here just really sucks and it sucks so bad that the gas stations need to hire their own armored truck to take away all that cash they make off us.

Is that in Bellevue? On northup? I work 2 blocks away.
I can kline with the gas prices, gimme some sun! This rain is killing me!

silvermustang35 06-05-2012 7:18 PM

3.23 In North east Tennessee....not too bad. I'm happy

fullspeed 06-05-2012 7:37 PM

$4.65 for 91octane is the price down the street at our local Quick Stop. $4.33 for the 87 octane. Santa Cruz, Ca.

Wiseguy 06-05-2012 10:03 PM

The Gas Prices here in the NW are nothing compared to other places in the country as posted by others. The reason that we have an unusually high price is due to the fact that our local refinery caught on fire in Feb and is not back online yet, So gas must be shipped in. Once the refinery is up and going again prices will drop down to local norms. Hang in there!


Also if you don't know you can send your fuel receipts in to the state to get the road tax back from filling put your boat. Up to $0.35 per gallon with a simple form.

stuntmonkey 06-05-2012 10:36 PM

Stop whining, its worse north of the border and we supply you lot with most of your oil.

nitrousbird 06-06-2012 2:52 AM

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Originally Posted by pprior (Post 1757622)
The margin on gas for a station is pennies - gas stations can't stay open without selling other stuff in most cases, and overall the profit margin in the oil industry is less than most any other, including far below the profit margin of the computer manufacturer who made the computer you're typing on right now. The soda/cola you buy is far more profitable than the gas. Oh, and the government's taxes are by far and away exceed that.

In short, yah I hate paying for gas - my truck holds more than $100 worth so I actually can't usually fill up without having to run my card twice! However, don't blame the gas station owner, or even the oil company. It's just BS

You really believe all of that? Yes, the gas stations themselves make very little money per gallon, but the gas companies themselves are swimming in profits. Multi-billion dollar profits per quarter don't happened from a .2% margin on what they are selling.

Further, all of those prices are nothing more that stock market speculations that set the price. Do you really think that when gas jumps 30 cents overnight that it is somehow different fuel in the tanks that is being pumped into your vehicle?

Gas right now here is $3.36 a gallon...sucks that is considered cheap now.

Bumpass1 06-06-2012 3:00 AM

The problem is that all of the stations are franchised and have to buy from the parent company which makes all of that profit. Then the parent company turns around a dictates to the station what they have to sell the fuel for.

davez71 06-06-2012 6:12 AM

well if everyone Votes to get rid of Obama then maybe we will be able to drill for more oil and the price of gas will go down. Its your choice!

Texan 06-06-2012 7:01 AM

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Originally Posted by nitrousbird (Post 1757696)
You really believe all of that? Yes, the gas stations themselves make very little money per gallon, but the gas companies themselves are swimming in profits. Multi-billion dollar profits per quarter don't happened from a .2% margin on what they are selling.

Further, all of those prices are nothing more that stock market speculations that set the price. Do you really think that when gas jumps 30 cents overnight that it is somehow different fuel in the tanks that is being pumped into your vehicle?

Gas right now here is $3.36 a gallon...sucks that is considered cheap now.


Alright man, step back slowly, set down the kool-aid, and remove msnbc from your daily routine.

Apple has around $65 billion in revenue and rakes in near $14 billion in profit.

Compare that with Exxon's $450 billion revenue and $40 billion profit.

Exxon (THE oil company) does what a lot of others do, they pump jobs and money into the economy more than any other industry and continually get roasted for it.

While the tech companies are seen as forward thinking and green, while they supply zero job creation on the national scale and absolutely rake the consumer on profit.

Go play on your ipad, and keep bicching about the gas prices.

mark197 06-06-2012 7:23 AM

^well said

jtech 06-06-2012 7:57 AM

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Originally Posted by bondo (Post 1757656)
Is that in Bellevue? On northup? I work 2 blocks away.
I can kline with the gas prices, gimme some sun! This rain is killing me!

It's in Vancouver on 99th street, just off I-5.

We were in Cali last month just north of Shasta picking Liquor on the trip home. A nice man at the pumps asked me if the gas was cheaper South of here. I said that I doubted it as Sacramento was the next major city and it probably gets higher from there. I looked at his plate as he walked away, appears he was from Kansas. Driving a mid 90's Chevy crew cab truck. Needless to say, he was pissed about the prices here.

kenteck 06-06-2012 8:57 AM

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Originally Posted by nitrousbird (Post 1757696)
You really believe all of that? Yes, the gas stations themselves make very little money per gallon, but the gas companies themselves are swimming in profits. Multi-billion dollar profits per quarter don't happened from a .2% margin on what they are selling.

Further, all of those prices are nothing more that stock market speculations that set the price. Do you really think that when gas jumps 30 cents overnight that it is somehow different fuel in the tanks that is being pumped into your vehicle?

Gas right now here is $3.36 a gallon...sucks that is considered cheap now.

your so true, the speculators, that is what it is all about, buying futures not taking delivery, sell before delivery to make a profit, buy buy buy, sell sell sell, that's what drives it up and down and nobody will admit to it or fix this, it will never change, oil is trading for 85.00 a barrel today, they should be able to ship gas to the NW, funny they say the reason why it cost so much before some such fire in WA that transportation cost to deliver the gas is why...lol

brucemac 06-06-2012 11:11 AM

i'm more upset about the weather. have you seen the rest of June's forecast for Seattle-metro? i don't know why i'm surprised, sure is getting old though. come on July 5th!

sodaksooner 06-06-2012 7:15 PM

$3.35 for 91 octane in tulsa

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jhartt3 06-06-2012 7:26 PM

3.19 for regular in KC

sippi 06-07-2012 6:07 AM

about 3.17 or so here in Jackson, MS. But if you get a kroger card and fuel points you can get 1.50 off per gallon. But you have buy a good bit of groceries to get that. 3.17-3.20 sounds cheap compared to the majority of ya'll out there, but our cost of living is different so i think its all relative. somebody in MS may get paid 10/hr for a job that somebody in a bigger city or out in the nw may get paid 15/hr but the cost of living is more up there too. its all relative i think. unless you can find a job down here that you can actually make a couple 100k a year, then you are set.

porsche 06-14-2012 12:12 AM

85 octaine is $4.27 in Vail. It sucks that our "regular" gas isn't even 87 octaine

norwalkbeast 06-14-2012 6:05 AM

$3.29 for regular in Iowa

sidekicknicholas 06-14-2012 6:15 AM

3.82 for 91+ in Wisconsin

tristan 06-14-2012 6:22 AM

$6.25 per gallon in Ireland, you guys stateside have nothing to complain about!


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