teddys
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October 16th, 2014 at 8:16:17 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

interesting video if you have 10 minutes on a oil well drilling that went wrong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddlrGkeOzsI

HOLY SH*T
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teddys
teddys
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October 16th, 2014 at 8:16:18 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

interesting video if you have 10 minutes on a oil well drilling that went wrong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddlrGkeOzsI

HOLY SH*T
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
ontariodealer
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October 16th, 2014 at 8:29:33 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

$3.09 in Northeast FL.


ONdealer, by my maths, that's $4.66C/gal ($4.11US/gal) for gas in Niagara Falls. With that significant of a price difference, do people regularly cross the bridge just to fill up?



I don't bother but tons of people go over the bridge to the u.s.once a week for gas and groceries...........the funny thing is that the cheap gas on the u.s. side comes from st Catharines Ontario.
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odiousgambit
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October 17th, 2014 at 2:25:48 AM permalink
The fact is, it is not worth driving but the shortest distances to get a better price on gas.

let's use 50c per the link

12 gallons of gas saving 20c per gallon [rare of course] $2.40

you have to drive less than 4.8 miles round trip to keep from breaking even on your move.

Of course, it can be satisfying to stick it to the local greedy businessmen or tax system.

http://newsroom.aaa.com/tag/driving-cost-per-mile/
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AZDuffman
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October 17th, 2014 at 3:43:49 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

The fact is, it is not worth driving but the shortest distances to get a better price on gas.



For about 15 years now I have been more and more amazed what people will do to save a pittance on gasoline. One guy was drivig Rochester to Chicago so he brought up gas buddy online. Said he wanted to check the prices. My private thought was "what's the difference?" If you are driving there you have to buy it no matter what. If $0.25 a gallon will break you then the trip is too expensive.

I will do small things, such as avoid the stations here at the airport and the first one off the Parkway which have higher prices and I know that. Or stop right before/after I cross PA/NY. In those cases I know it is going to be $0.25 or even more per and I know where the next station is at. Otherwise location, amenities at the station, and even easier pumps to use matter.

FWIW when I had a company gas card I used mostly Mobil as they were the easiest pumps to use with our gas card. After having a card a few years I actually didn't notice posted prices much. I felt on a small level what some "out of touch" people must feel when they do not know the price of a gallon of milk. I just didn't care much.
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coilman
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FatGeezus
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October 17th, 2014 at 10:26:05 AM permalink
Gulf regular

10/15.......... $2.84

10/17.......... $2.77

A 7 cent drop in two days in NJ.
EvenBob
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October 17th, 2014 at 11:56:00 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

For about 15 years now I have been more and more amazed what people will do to save a pittance on gasoline..



That's my wife. The tank will be half full
and she see's gas that's 5 cents cheaper
than at home and she wants me to fill up.
Nope, I say, and she gets pissed off. When
we finally get gas at the regular price, she
gets a Starbucks for $6 instead of the gas
station coffee for $1.50.. When I point out
that we would have saved a lousy 60 cents
on gas, why can't can't she figure out how
to save $4.50 on coffee, she gets really
pissed.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Artemis
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October 24th, 2014 at 10:52:23 AM permalink

Recently, I bought 20 gallons of gas at $2.98 per gallon, then the price drops even lower ... $2.78. I save $4 per fill up.



By the way, Delta offers the cheapest gas price because it buys cheaply this bankrupted Getty gas station and converts it into another Delta. As you can see in the pictures, Delta just keeps the old gray pole and changes the sign from "Getty" to "Delta". That's what I call..."Excellent Operational efficiency!"
I'm OK with Corps which pick and choose clienteles. Both insurance companies and casinos have the right to pick and choose customers. They may keep profitable ones and kicked out the rest. But, I'm not OK with a casino supervisor who says counting cards... is like stealing food from a buffet (a foodlifting offense), or video-taping a movie in a cinema (a piracy offense).
Hunterhill
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October 24th, 2014 at 1:25:50 PM permalink
EvenBob, we might be married to the same woman.
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