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View Poll Results: How much does 87 octane cost per gallon for you?
Over $4.00 4 8.33%
$3.75-$3.99 2 4.17%
$3.50-$3.74 12 25.00%
$3.25-$3.49 12 25.00%
$3.00-$3.24 16 33.33%
$2.75-$2.99 2 4.17%
$2.50-$2.74 0 0%
Under $2.50 0 0%
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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hah! $2.87 here and I saw as low as $2.79 when you pay with cash somewhere!

It got up to $3.80 at one point this summer. Thank god that didn't last long!


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Winter blend gas is more expensive to produce so we pay more for it and that's why we usually don't see that big of a difference from the summer to the winter. Demand is high in the summer because of all the road trips people take so that's why it goes sky high in the summer.

Right now the reason our prices are dropping is because of the price of a barrel of crude dropping. It won't be long before it goes up again....... OPEC won't allow it.......
There's also the fact that production of US crude has skyrocketed. OPEC's influence over US prices is waning. We just need more refineries to break down the crude.

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There's also the fact that production of US crude has skyrocketed. OPEC's influence over US prices is waning. We just need more refineries to break down the crude.
You beat me to it! With North Dakota and Pennsylvania production alone being added to what we already produce, we need to buy less from OPEC and their price reflects that.

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Voted today... problem is that I don't use 87 octane... only91-93.... currently 3.40-3.75 in metro phoenix
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Hah! $2.87 here and I saw as low as $2.79 when you pay with cash somewhere!

It got up to $3.80 at one point this summer. Thank god that didn't last long!


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You should have been driving a car in 2008......... I had a 92 Bronco that had a 33 gallon gas tank and got a mix of about 11mpg.... OUCH!

At it's highest here it was ~$4.40/gallon regular. Mind you(look at that link I posted earlier about gas taxes) we have relatively low gas prices compared to the rest of the country and it was that high. It would cost me about $140 to fill the tank and lasted me about 5 days if I was lucky.

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Re: Winter/summer blends.
In the 90's, when reformulation occurred in California, and Smog Check II which required dyno testing in non-attainment areas, the following changes where made:
1. Sulfar content was lowered.
2. Oxygenates were increased. MTBE was added to fuel and cause gaskets and seals to shrink, resulting in engine fires.
3. Reed vapor pressure limits were lowered. This required a special summer formulation. Prior to this, there was a federal mandate to lower CO which was done with E10-15. This leaned fuel-air ratio effectively in the early 90's when most automobiles had carburators, without feedback (No 02 sensors or computers), because E-10, etc has less energy than pure gasoline.
There is a difference in winter/summer blends in various parts the US. (You can't have it both was that, summer or winter gas is more costly.)
I remember the prices soaring, post Katrinia and then stabilizing after an EO that allowed fuel to become universal around the country. Prices did for a while, then diverged again.
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Re: Winter/summer blends.
In the 90's, when reformulation occurred in California, and Smog Check II which required dyno testing in non-attainment areas, the following changes where made:
1. Sulfar content was lowered.
2. Oxygenates were increased. MTBE was added to fuel and cause gaskets and seals to shrink, resulting in engine fires.
3. Reed vapor pressure limits were lowered. This required a special summer formulation. Prior to this, there was a federal mandate to lower CO which was done with E10-15. This leaned fuel-air ratio effectively in the early 90's when most automobiles had carburators, without feedback (No 02 sensors or computers), because E-10, etc has less energy than pure gasoline.
There is a difference in winter/summer blends in various parts the US. (You can't have it both was that, summer or winter gas is more costly.)
I remember the prices soaring, post Katrinia and then stabilizing after an EO that allowed fuel to become universal around the country. Prices did for a while, then diverged again.
They still use the winter/summer blend of gas here. I can tell a difference in the way the cars run and around August, I tend to get better mileage, then it drops off.
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I buy gas like 2 times a week.... Try not to let it get to empty though. I have to drive for work and to school and back.

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I buy gas like 2 times a week.... Try not to let it get to empty though. I have to drive for work and to school and back.
I do that in the work van as I drive about 6-900 miles a week.

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