gasoline prices

gasoline prices




I paid $3.38/gallon for premium at Stop and Shop (Exon) today. They wanted $4.04 at the Shell Station...both in KDH! Volvo recommends the premium gas. Crying smiley


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The premium gas part is the killer. I was happy when my wife picked the Mazda CX-5 over the Audi Q5 to replace her Lexus RX330 (which we kept; 150,000 miles on it and still going). The Audi recommended (required?) premium. Ouch.

John


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I paid $335 for premium at the BP in Duck two days ago. My babies only drink premium.


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Prices are going up nationwide. Ours just jumped to $3.09/gal for unleaded.


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My hubby does work that involves a lot of trucking. They are planning for gas to head to $4.00 a gallon and higher in the coming year.


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The premium gas part is the killer. I was happy when my wife picked the Mazda CX-5 over the Audi Q5 to replace her Lexus RX330 (which we kept; 150,000 miles on it and still going). The Audi recommended (required?) premium. Ouch.

John

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I hear you, but we love our Q-5 so we pay the $4-$5 per tank for the privilege.
When we fill it up, we put in 1/2 regular and 1/2 premium, helps a little.


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Sad smiley I suppose this will cause a chain reaction in prices for goods and services being higher too...


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We just did a round trip between Northwestern PA and Nashville TN and gas seemed to be consistently between $2.75 and $3.05. PA being highest, TN being lowest, with OH and KY being pretty much the same between them.


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Westchester County, NY: $3.99 for regular at the cheap gas station.


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$3.23 for premium yesterday in Monmouth County, NJ. My Beemer loves the high octane and actually runs a lot better and better mileage.


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I'm finally not driving vehicles (VW/Audi) where premium was recommended. So nice to be back to buying regular. smiley

The h.p. figures published for the Ford engine I have are for premium. Just a few h.p. lower with regular. The Ford rep that used to be on the forums spoke to an engineer: the few extra h.p. may be noticed with towing or at WOT. Other than that, save money an buy regular.


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Not to start a war here, but many manufacturers "recommend" Premium but do not require it. Same as they "recommend" you get all your service at a Dealer. The only difference is octane (regular gas is just as refined) and you may not notice any difference depending how you drive. Car makers use premium when they want to get better MPG and HP numbers to publish, just like they use special low rolling resistance tires so they can publish slightly better MPG numbers. Unless the manual states it "requires Premium" you don't have to use Premium gas. Not looking for an argument just pointing out the difference between recommended and required.


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My wife's Lexus recommended premium, but didn't require it. When gas spiked the last time, we switched to regular and didn't notice any difference. We stuck with regular.

John


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If premium is recommended, and the engine is tuned for premium by the manufacturer, you will probably get better mileage with premium. The question then becomes is the increase in MPG worth the extra cost of premium gas. I've done some testing with one of my vehicles and the answer was that yes, the increase in MPG is worth the extra cost. It probably varies by vehicle and the cost of gas. As they say YMMV. Pun intended Wink smiley


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Current OBX PRICES are $3.75 to $3.85. Up and down the beach. Need gas, don't know about your $3.38 or $3.35. Have to check that out.


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Paid $2.81 a gallon this morning in beautiful toothless Fredneck. Can only imagine what it will be when we roll into Waves in July... Confused smiley


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if you want to really improve gas mileage run non ethanol gas at ANY octane level and you will get better performance, mileage and a cleaner engine fuel system as well.


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Paid $2.62 for regular unleaded this morning at Love's Travel Center in New Kent, Va> I-64 East, Exit 211.........Pilot across the street is the Same price.....Expect prices to go up!
Travel safe!


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$2.85 for regular today in my neck of the woods... Seems like gas always goes up in time for the summer travel season.


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… run non ethanol gas at ANY octane level …


I used to get gas at a little place in Raritan, NJ in the 1990s on my way to work. Noticed a pump off to the side. They said it was racing fuel. The octane was 114, IIRC. Pretty neat! smiley


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If it goes to $4.00 a gallon, summer OBX occupancy could fall as low as 120%



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I guess it is all relative.

I long for gas prices that low. Here in Toronto it is a bit more Confused smiley


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My understanding is that for over 20 years now, you can use regular gasoline in cars that recommend premium fuel. These "newer" engines have anti-knock sensors that will change the engine's spark timing to prevent premature ignition (knocking). For the high-performance engines with their higher compression ratios, you will not get the same performance (read: acceleration) that comes with the higher-priced fuel, but most of us don't really need it. Gas mileage will not be noticeably affected since it is only related to the fuel's BTUs per gallon, which is essentially the same for both grades of gas.


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My 22 year old sports car recommends premium and that's what I put in it. It gets driven 2000 miles a year though (some years less), so its not a big deal. My other cars get regular.

2.99 for regular, 3.49 for premium here in Jamison, PA today. At .50 more a gallon, unless my math is bad, I'd have to get 4+ MPG better to make premium worth it. I've never seen any where close to that kind of gain, but I'll admit to not running controlled tests.

John


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I've owned 3 different Hemi trucks since 2013. The power and milage both go down on regular and spark knock is crazy. Mid or high grade and everything stays the same.