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Old February 5th, 2016, 08:04 PM   #3781
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True

On the GasBuddy map posted by Buffaboy it show my state Iowa as yellow in fuel prices. This is not true where I live in Cedar Rapids.

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Old February 5th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #3782
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It's probably the easiest to cross the border in the prairie provinces (no tolls, low traffic), but the prices in the prairies are lower than the rest of Canada and the border region is sparsely populated.

But there apparently is some cross-border shopping. Grand Forks or Fargo isn't too far away from Winnipeg if you want to go on a shopping spree for the holidays. But for daily shopping it's not worth the stretch. For instance there is no major retail in Pembina, which may be an indication of the limited need for cross-border shopping.
When the Canadian dollar is strong against the U.S. one, cross-border shopping picks up. There are outlet centers on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls that get most of their customers from Ontario during such periods. If I were a Canadian who was crossing the border for other reasons, I'd certainly make a point of topping off the tank while I was in the U.S.

In fact, in 1993, I was driving from Toronto to Montreal. I needed to get a look at my bank balance (to see whether a large deposit I'd made before I left the country had cleared), which in those days was not something you could do on line. Canadian ATMs wouldn't tell me that. I crossed the border somewhere along the Saint Lawrence, hit an ATM and bought gas, and crossed back into Canada on the same bridge. I'm sure the savings in gas more than offset the bridge tolls. And this was a minor crossing, with no wait to speak of. My biggest concern was that Canadian customs would recognize my car and think "Didn't he just go the other way?"
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Old February 5th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #3783
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Down to $1.939 at the friendly neighborhood Sunoco as of this morning. And tomorrow, I'm going to New Jersey. (I know, New Jersey, but (1) It's where Mom lives and (2) I can probably fill up for about $1.50 a gallon once I'm across the river.)
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Old February 6th, 2016, 01:36 AM   #3784
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It's amazing how raising the federal gas tax equals political suicide, while raising the state gas tax happens frequently.
True, but roads are technically a state responsibility, while the project the federal gas taxes were intended for has substantially been accomplished years ago
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Old February 6th, 2016, 04:18 AM   #3785
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True, but roads are technically a state responsibility, while the project the federal gas taxes were intended for has substantially been accomplished years ago
True the Interstate highway system was completed years ago. Much of those Federal gas taxes are kicked back to the states for road infrastructure upkeep and improvements.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:56 AM   #3786
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exactly, so the effect is essentially just paper-pushing
If they abolished the tax and states increased their tax rate the same amount there would be millions of dollars in additional revenue just by removing the administration cost of the tax.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 07:33 AM   #3787
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The gas tax in Washington went up 7 cents last August, now it's 44.9 cents/gallon. Another 4.9 cent hike is expected this upcoming summer. It will be the second highest in the country after Pennsylvania. I think it's a good idea to help reinvest in the roads here, and prices are low anyway.

California's high gas prices are not only due to tax.
The environmental regulations there require a special refinery blend that is more stringent than in other states.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 11:04 AM   #3788
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It's amazing how they manage to fund roads with a gas tax of $ 0.20 + 0.18 per gallon. That's € 0.09 per liter.

To compare, the gas tax in the Netherlands is € 0.77 + 21% sales tax per liter = € 0.93 per liter (10 times the federal + state tax rate of Texas!)

And we pay a separate sales tax over the total amount due, so that's why with almost free oil, we still pay around $ 6 per gallon...
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Old February 6th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #3789
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Had a £0.12 per litre discount voucher today, so filled up with 62l at £0.859/l rather than the regular price of £0.979. Cheapest I've paid in years!

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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:36 PM   #3790
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Had a £0.12 per litre discount voucher today, so filled up with 62l at £0.859/l rather than the regular price of £0.979. Cheapest I've paid in years!
Nice.. When I moved to Iowa in 2004 gas was $1.56 a gallon for unleaded plus which is the 10% ethanol blend.

That same $1.56 a gallon equates to $1.98 in 2015 dollars according to the inflation calculator

On Friday I fueled up my car for $1.27 a gallon using my Hy-Vee Fuel saver + Perks card

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Old February 6th, 2016, 10:56 PM   #3791
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In Prishtina, Kosovo, today:

Diesel: 0.89 Euro/L
Diesel Plus: 0.94 Euro/L
Petrol 95: 0.93 Euro/L
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Old February 7th, 2016, 08:12 AM   #3792
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$1.559 in Pennsauken, N.J. (I think it's Pennsauken, may be Camden or Cherry Hill...the Wawa at the NJ 38/NJ 70 fork. I like Wawa because, unusually for New Jersey, they charge the same price for cash and cards.)
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Old February 7th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #3793
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In Prishtina, Kosovo, today: Diesel: 0.89 Euro/L Diesel Plus: 0.94 Euro/L Petrol 95: 0.93 Euro/L
Why are all the signs in Italian? Do many Kosovans speak Italian?
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Old February 7th, 2016, 12:03 PM   #3794
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Why are all the signs in Italian? Do many Kosovans speak Italian?
No. Very few Kosovans speak Italian.

I guess it is a marketing, the company wanted to show that thay come from Italy, so the quality of fuel is like in Italy.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 02:45 AM   #3795
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Oklahoma City is drowning in cheap gas. It is only a matter of time before prices go below $1.00 a gallon. When it does, it'll be big news.

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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #3796
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(That's 4.266 USD per gallon)

I remember refuelling at 1.111 EUR/l not so long ago. Will we ever see 0.888 EUR/l again?
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Old February 11th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #3797
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Gas prices in my area..



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Old February 11th, 2016, 09:24 PM   #3798
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Northern Hamburg:
Super E5 1,109€/l
Super E10 1,089€/l
Diesel 0,879€/l

That's really cheap. 60 Cents less than the highest price I payed at the peak.
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Old February 12th, 2016, 07:23 AM   #3799
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Those prices in Oklahoma City are pretty low. Unless prices spike soon, you might see stations below $1 there before March.

Still plenty of gas stations above $2 here in the Seattle area.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 06:54 AM   #3800
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$1.25-$1.45 In Missouri so if oil dips below 23 dollars it'll be under a dollar.
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