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« on: August 08, 2019, 10:44:49 AM »
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Sam's Club in Tyler has regular gas for $2.17.9 (these fluctuations are such a rip-off grrrrr  :thumbsdown:)
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 12:29:46 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »
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yes, just a couple of days ago I paid $2.32.9 but driving to Tyler, again today, so I'll fill-up at Sam's again

and, of course, I use "regular" in my Trucks (sorry Trucks).....but put premium in all the other vehicles (Cub Cadet, Spartan, Gator, walk-behind and all the other gas powered "tools" and diesel in the Tractor - so I'm constantly filling 5 gallon containers with the high dollar stuff   :frown:
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 04:50:31 PM »
If the car or piece of equipment does not specify premium your wasting money and gaining nothing.

Any petroleum engineer will tell ya so.

Google it and see however.

Your money. 

One of many to debunk it.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-premium-g/


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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 09:53:43 PM »
If the car or piece of equipment does not specify premium your wasting money and gaining nothing.
^^^^^^^^^This^^^^^^^^^

If you're old, you may remember the "Shell with Platformate" commercial.....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=4Z6rHzrl8Vw

I'm not sure how much of that commercial can be taken at face value but I remember that gas at the time was 33.9 for regular and 39.9 premium.  You're paying about 20% more to get 5% better mileage according to the unwritten part of the commercial...
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 07:06:22 AM »
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I seem to remember that commercial ( ? )

in 1961 I returned from Germany with a new VW Beetle - Wife, Son and I drove it, fully loaded, from NY City (ugh) to the Los Angeles area (a present-day "ugh")

somewhere along the way there was a "gas war" and I paid either 16 or 19 cents per gallon for gas ('61 was a long time ago) and I seem to recall that total gas cost for the entire trip was around $50

by the way - I did "fill up" at Sam's Club yesterday.....still $2.17.9    (Sam's Club, not only good stuff to buy (their Meat for instance, but less expensive gas too - thank you Sam's Club)
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 08:39:03 AM »

 I can remember in the late 1960's, my grandfather driving across town to save .03 cents a gallon on gas. Papa was a bit of a tightwad with his money!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 11:01:57 AM »
Moved to San Antonio from Vermont 1976.
Gas in VT was .95-.99 a gal.
Here in Texas was .45-.50 a gal.

Used to fill my Pinto in HS (78-79) for $5.00 and drive all week.

Now $5.00 wont move the needle on the gauge.




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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 07:23:22 AM »
Just got back from a Thanksgiving holiday trip.
Found gas at $2.05 along I-10 in Louisiana.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 10:50:13 AM »
I can get it for $1.97 / cash in League City


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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
$2.09 yesterday

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 04:18:04 PM »
Y'all think these hybrids and full electric cars have anything to do with gas pricing yet?
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 04:21:25 PM »
Where they really are screwing everyone is the octane.  Most cheap gas is not even holding 80 octane.  So mileage is complete crap.
You gotta buy hightest 92  for lawn mowers just to get 85 octane,,  or they wont even start.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 04:35:30 PM »
I still buy 92 octane rated gas for any engine below 25 Hp.
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 07:38:44 PM »
Y'all think these hybrids and full electric cars have anything to do with gas pricing yet?
When my wife bought her SUV last year the dealership had four reserved spaces with outlets for charging hybrid/electric vehicles. Salesman told us that in the five years he's been there he's never seen them used.

I always run 93 or 94 octane in my vehicles and lawn mowers. In October I went to a Exxon station near my place to fill up my three gallon gas can. The price of gas there is usually 25 cents or more higher than my go to places for a vehicle fill up but it's convenient for small purchases and they have pretty good breakfast burritos.

While I was getting some burritos to go a gas tanker pulled up and began filling the tanks. Didn't think much of it until I was at the Wally World gas emporium a couple hours latter filling up my ride. Same tanker and driver were there pumping gas into the stations tanks. Price for super at Wally World was $2.55. At Exxon it was $3.10.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 09:45:03 PM »
I paid 2.05 a gal at HEB yesterday for regular unleaded, I get around 28-33 mpg.

I remember once my grandfather bought my grandmother a new Oldsmobile and because it was such a “fine” car he only filled her up with premium. Less than a year later it was in the shop and the mechanics didn’t know what’s wrong with her until they asked him what type of gas he filled the car with. He told them premium and they said not to fill it up with anything but regular unleaded. After that the car drove great, grandma had that car for over 10+ years.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 08:03:04 AM »
I go to the Bucees in Katy and get the ethonal free stuff for my mowers and i usually put some in my Elcamino

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2019, 08:11:51 AM »
While I was getting some burritos to go a gas tanker pulled up and began filling the tanks. Didn't think much of it until I was at the Wally World gas emporium a couple hours latter filling up my ride. Same tanker and driver were there pumping gas into the stations tanks. Price for super at Wally World was $2.55. At Exxon it was $3.10.

I was getting gas at the station when a tanker pulled up.
Wasn't in any hurry so stayed to watch the process:

It was not a 3 compartment tanker trailer.
Driver went to the first tank lid and metered out gas,
Then opened a storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 2 quarts of green and poured them in and closed lid.
Didn't see any labels on the green additives.

Then went to the next tank lid and metered out gas.
He went back to the storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 3 quarts of blue and poured them in the tank and closed lid.

Then went to the next tank lid and metered out gas.
He went back to the storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 6 quarts of red and poured them in the tank and closed lid.

Looked like same gas with different additives to get the 3 different octane ratings.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2019, 08:27:56 AM »

I was getting gas at the station when a tanker pulled up.
Wasn't in any hurry so stayed to watch the process:

It was not a 3 compartment tanker trailer.
Driver went to the first tank lid and metered out gas,
Then opened a storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 2 quarts of green and poured them in and closed lid.
Didn't see any labels on the green additives.

Then went to the next tank lid and metered out gas.
He went back to the storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 3 quarts of blue and poured them in the tank and closed lid.

Then went to the next tank lid and metered out gas.
He went back to the storage compartment beneath tanker and
got 6 quarts of red and poured them in the tank and closed lid.

Looked like same gas with different additives to get the 3 different octane ratings.


The main difference in Gasoline is the additive package that the seller mfg puts in . all long as the gas meets spec it can go into the pipeline.  when the tanker trucks are loaded at the terminal that is usually when the additives packages go in.  I have never seen them add stuff at the station I will watch for it the next time.   

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2019, 08:49:45 AM »
I see the same tanker trucks, from the same company, going to all the stations - 1 after another. They all get the same gas. The additives are the only difference. And, I've seen them add it at the station before too.

So, you are not really getting Shell or Exxon or Chevron. They all get the same exact gas - minus their specific additives.