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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #3261
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Many fuel stations in Switzerland have signs that are alternating between prices in francs and euros. However, with the recent appreciation of the Swiss franc, the figures are now almost the same (1 franc to 1 euro).
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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:49 PM   #3262
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As for the industrial costs of diesel and gas, diesel is a less refined product than gas.

It should cost less from an strictly industrialization point of view.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #3263
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I saw a video the other day from an Arkansas truck stop with gas at $ 1.80 and diesel at $ 3.02. That's a significant difference, if I recall correctly, the difference used to be only in the 20-25 cent range.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #3264
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Many fuel stations in Switzerland have signs that are alternating between prices in francs and euros. However, with the recent appreciation of the Swiss franc, the figures are now almost the same (1 franc to 1 euro).
So I guess they actually accept euros. If you pay by card at the pump, can you choose your currency?

And does the euro price accurately reflect the exchange rate of the moment (or of that morning or whatever) or if you chose to pay in euros would you be paying a little bit more?
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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:46 PM   #3265
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$1.99'ish all round the Wisconsin (for regular unleaded).
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Old January 25th, 2015, 01:52 PM   #3266
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Filled up yesterday, paid £45.95 for 50 litres of regular unleaded. Normal price £1.039/l but with a £0.12 per litre discount voucher which took it down to £0.919

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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:05 PM   #3267
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Gas is hovering around $1.76 a gallon for unleaded regular which is the 10% ethanol blend.

Friday the 23rd I gassed up for $1.60 a gallon because I used my Hy-Vee fuel saver card
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #3268
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Hy-Vee owes you a commission.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #3269
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Exactly 50.000 L? how do you do that? Just luck?
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #3270
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Perhaps the pump lets you cut off at a certain volume? I've seen, although not recently, American pumps that let you set them to stop at X dollars.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #3271
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LOL! I like Hy-Vee..a little pricey for my wife but.. I like it!

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Exactly 50.000 L? how do you do that? Just luck?
Pure skill!

But yes, there are some pumps where you can pre-select a certain amount of either volume or money and it cuts out once you've reached that amount.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 03:13 PM   #3273
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But yes, there are some pumps where you can pre-select a certain amount of either volume or money and it cuts out once you've reached that amount.
We've had pre-pay fuel pumps in the US since the 70's. This started during the gas crisis in 1973. Then some people would fuel up their vehicle and drive off without paying.

In most of the US you can elect to pay by credit or debit card at the pump or go inside the station and pre-pay. Most gas stations in the US are in reality convenience stores. Full service stations are nearly extinct.
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In New Jersey, where there's no self-service, you pay the attendant when you're done. Well, when he's done.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #3275
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Old January 26th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #3276
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In New Jersey, where there's no self-service, you pay the attendant when you're done. Well, when he's done.
Oregon also...Here in Iowa most stations adopted pre-pay when gas shot up to near $4 a gallon in May-June 2008...Iowa always lags a little behind.
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$1.94/gl in Boston yesterday
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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:47 PM   #3278
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Filled up for 105.9p in Abergavenny in South Wales as I was driving back to Aber again yesterday, which is about the same as in London, then I drove off and just down the road there was a BP station at 104.9p.

In fact yesterday I filled up twice, the first time was also 105.9p I think. It's 107.9p in Morrisons Aberystwyth now, the difference between Ceredigion and London has almost disappeared now.

The first petrol station has a pay-at-pump facility but it wasn't working yesterday and the second one didn't. The whole place looked quite old fashioned actually, the screen that says how much you've put in was the old fashioned type, which is fair enough, it works so cool.
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We've had pre-pay fuel pumps in the US since the 70's. This started during the gas crisis in 1973. Then some people would fuel up their vehicle and drive off without paying.

In most of the US you can elect to pay by credit or debit card at the pump or go inside the station and pre-pay. Most gas stations in the US are in reality convenience stores. Full service stations are nearly extinct.
Similar here, I found a station in the middle of rural Wales last year that had a guy who would fill the tank for you and I was shocked, haven't seen that for years anywhere else in the UK.
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To pay with cash in Canada do you have to pre-pay inside as well?
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