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Old March 2nd, 2015, 08:01 AM   #3381
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March 1. A tax increase perhaps?
Haven't heard of any...also when I made that post, it was still February here.

Checking AAA, the average price went up 30 cents in the last week. It sounds significant but I'm probably spending $3 more to fill up. Not a big deal.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 02:53 PM   #3382
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March 1. A tax increase perhaps?
As I mentioned previsouly Iowa has increased it's gas tax from .20 cents a gallon to .30 cents a gallon. That increase took effect yesterday. On Saturday most stations had jacked up their gas pries at least .10 cents a gallon in my area.

Unleaded gas a 10% ethanol blend was set at $2.35 a gallon yesterday. By the way some stations still call the 10% ethanol blend unleaded plus while other now call it unleaded regular.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #3383
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Gas is rising exponentially...

I posted this on 25 January..this was the low when gas prices were falling like a stone..

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Gas is hovering around $1.76 a gallon for unleaded regular which is the 10% ethanol blend.
Now last night on the way home I was many stations had pumped up their price up to $2.44 a gallon for regular unleaded. I think we will break that $2.50 a gallon mark soon...I guess that report I heard on the news a few weeks ago stating fuel prices will level out a $2.50 a gallon was a little off course.

posted on Feb 24th..

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Our gas here in Cedar Rapids jumped up again.. last night to $2.25 a gallon a 10% ethanol blend.

A few weeks ago on the news it was mentioned that gas would rise in the next few weeks to $2.50 a gallon and settle there...it's on the way.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:40 PM   #3384
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Well it's been a week since any hike in prices here in Cedar Rapids and fuel is holding at $2.44 a gallon for the 10% ethanol blend.

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The ten top selling vehicles in the USA in 2014.

Those of you that don't live in the US wait until you see the top three best sellers.

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Old March 11th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #3385
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I've seen these fuel stations called a 'cardlock'. What are they exactly? I looked it up and they seem to be unattended fuel stations where you can pay with a certain card. Can you use every card there (i.e. credit cards?) Or do you need company-specific cards? Based on search results, it seems to be a Canadian thing.


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Old March 11th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #3386
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Try this link Chris. I've never heard of them until this moment...looks like they are located in Canada. 280 stations in all.

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I've seen this cardlock thing at other Canadian fuel stations as well, such as Husky and Esso.



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Old March 11th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #3388
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Some years ago I worked for a very large rent a car company. We had commercial Visa cards for fueling up cars when on a trip to pick up or deliver cars. Some of the gas station in southern California & Arizona we used were for commercial accounts only. In fact I remember one in the LA area that was gated.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 05:26 AM   #3389
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Went up to $2.599 here, sat there for a couple of weeks, then dropped to $2.5799.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 01:54 AM   #3390
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I've seen this cardlock thing at other Canadian fuel stations as well, such as Husky and Esso.
I think it is mostly for truckers with a company account with the fuel company (not credit card) You'll note the pump areas are designed for trucks (very large amounts of space and I think you can usually only find diesel) The nice part is you can tank on cardlock 24 hours a day as is unattended. Even "pay at pump" normal stations will turn off the pumps when the station closes.

I actually have a company account with a major oil company but I never tried rolling up into a "cardlock" with my little car
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Old March 14th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #3391
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Went up to $2.599 here, sat there for a couple of weeks, then dropped to $2.5799.
Lucky you. Gas was around $2.25/gal back in January but is now selling for $3.50/gal, that's a 75 cent increase in about 2 months!

The excuses... err... reasons we've been given:
* Refinery explosion in southern California
* Ongoing strike at a refinery in northern California
* Switchover from "winter" blend to "summer" blend
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:15 AM   #3392
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Lucky you. Gas was around $2.25/gal back in January but is now selling for $3.50/gal, that's a 75 cent increase in about 2 months!

The excuses... err... reasons we've been given:
* Refinery explosion in southern California
* Ongoing strike at a refinery in northern California
* Switchover from "winter" blend to "summer" blend
Typical excuses.. I lived in SoCal for 26 years. I understand...by the way I'm no mathematician but that's a buck .25 increase.

Here in Cedar Rapids Iowa unleaded regular or plus (a 10% ethanol blend) depending upon where you buy it is holding steady at $2.44 a gallon for nearly two weeks.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #3393
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hahaha, math

Upstate NY near the border with Quebec, $2.659 USD /gal
Rural Quebec on other side 1,129 $ CAD / L
Urban Montreal 1,249 $ CAD / L (3.70 USD / gal) a full dollar...
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:53 AM   #3394
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Prices all up and down the West Coast are elevated because of those "convenient" reasons. It's around $3/gal here. But I still don't see this continuing for long because fundamentals are still negative for oil. Production has not fallen due to the low prices yet.
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hahaha, math

Upstate NY near the border with Quebec, $2.659 USD /gal
Rural Quebec on other side 1,129 $ CAD / L
Urban Montreal 1,249 $ CAD / L (3.70 USD / gal) a full dollar...
Saw a tourism ad from Ottawa pointing out that your dollar is suddenly 80 cents U.S. When did that happen? Last trip, not quite 18 months ago, they were basically at par. (And it's still moot until I renew my passport....)

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Prices all up and down the West Coast are elevated because of those "convenient" reasons. It's around $3/gal here. But I still don't see this continuing for long because fundamentals are still negative for oil. Production has not fallen due to the low prices yet.
Down to $2.5199 at the friendly neighborhood Sunoco yesterday; haven't been out today.
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Saw a tourism ad from Ottawa pointing out that your dollar is suddenly 80 cents U.S. When did that happen? Last trip, not quite 18 months ago, they were basically at par. (And it's still moot until I renew my passport....)
very suddenly during the fall especially through XI and XII 2014

I am annoyed by it generally but I have a few US investments that suddenly jumped 20% return though the actual fund hasn't budged barely any
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Typical excuses.. I lived in SoCal for 26 years. I understand...by the way I'm no mathematician but that's a buck .25 increase.
Oops!

Looking at some local news articles, gas prices rose 50 cents by early February and another 75 cents between February and early March.
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California does have some strange laws on fuel mix. There needs to be a national standard about that.
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I think the explanation for that is that when the Clean Air Act was passed in the early 70s, California already had stricter standards than those in the act, so rather than backslide in California, the act lets its standards remain in effect there (and I believe gives other states the choice between complying with the new federal standards and California's).
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Today after church I saw two stations with these prices $2.42 and $2.40 a gallon...we shall see what shakes out the rest of the week.
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