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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Area gas prices at a 2 year low

So the first tank of fuel I put in my MS6 back in Feb 07 was $2.639 a gallon (premium) and I just noticed my last fill-up was the exact same $2.639/gal.

I track all fill-ups in Excel, so I made a quick chart. This data is based on 52 different purchases (13.1 gal average) of 93 octane at almost entirely BP or Shell stations primarily in the NW suburbs. I never fillup in the city.
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I saw reg for $2.14/gal this morning
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I saw it for $2.14/gl this morning
Yeah, I haven't filled up in over a week, but need to this weekend, I'm sure that line will drop even more at the end. At least until the next 'crisis'.

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It's down to 2.19 for gas and 2.95 for diesel in Romeoville. That will be nice to not break the bank when I fill up with 38 gallons today. I was talking to a customer yesterday who just came back from Vegas and he was saying it was under two dollars. I don't expect this to last too long before they hike the pricees back up so enjoy it while you can.
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$2.09 over here by my spot in Plainfield this morning! (And thats BP!!!)

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It almost seems too convienient that the prices drop so significantly around the elections. Hmmmmm???? Damned Illuminati.

Yeah, it's under $2 when ya get away from the Daley and Stroger piece of the action.

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$2.11 in LaGrange Plainfield rd and LaGrange rd.
$1.99 in New Lenox route 30 and I-80.
I saw these prices yesterday. It's been a long time since I saw gas for under 2 dollars. Too bad I have a diesel truck. I'm still getting screwed. What happened to diesel being cheaper than gas?

I came here to drink some beer and kick some ass. And it looks like we are all out of beer.
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I'm sure the gov. has stepped in because of the condition of car sales.
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I don't expect this to last too long before they hike the pricees back up so enjoy it while you can.
so who wants to chip in on a mass storage tank???

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I'm with you SLOROLL, I've seen this happen too many times where the price of gas and fuel drops around election time...always seems to benefit candidates that take a more favorable approach to the oil producers in the mid east, too. But, I'm sure that's just a coincidence...no foreign interests would ever dare to try to manipulate our elections, would they?
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so who wants to chip in on a mass storage tank???
just make sure you don't have a cigarette near it

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Great job tracking the gas numbers. You should make a bigger graph so you can see the trends better.

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I'm with you SLOROLL, I've seen this happen too many times where the price of gas and fuel drops around election time...always seems to benefit candidates that take a more favorable approach to the oil producers in the mid east, too. But, I'm sure that's just a coincidence...no foreign interests would ever dare to try to manipulate our elections, would they?
Also, with as many people losing their jobs as we've had.. there just are not as many people buying/needing it.

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Also, with as many people losing their jobs as we've had.. there just are not as many people buying/needing it.
It would be interesting to see the stats and see if consumption has dropped off drastically, say...since Labor Day and if there was a drop off, how much it compared to the last few years.
I'm sure the global downturn in the worlds economy has had an impact on prices...but has there been a big downturn in consumption?...That is a good question.

OFF TOPIC: I don't want to hijack this thread, but the economic situation has come up in this conversation and I have something to say. We all have some control over this economic situation. If you are sure that you won't be getting layed off and you won't be overextending yourself by doing so, you can contribute to putting an end to this. GO BUY SOMETHING...preferrably American made..like a washer & Dryer, or a dishwasher, or refrigerator. If you need something done to your house, like a roof or gutters or something...get it done...prices are down on items like appliances, even cars! Contractors are cutting prices because they need the work, plus material prices are down! (I just did my roof 2 weeks ago and I saved $1000 compared to my neighbor who has an identical house and smaller garage who had his roof done about a year and a half ago). I also bought a fridge about 2 months ago and a new hot water heater (installed) a week ago, so I'm not just blowing smoke...I'm practicing what I preach here.
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Like everyone else, I'm glad to see the gas prices come down...but I'm suspicious as to why.
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It would be interesting to see the stats and see if consumption has dropped off drastically, say...since Labor Day and if there was a drop off, how much it compared to the last few years.
I'm sure the global downturn in the worlds economy has had an impact on prices...but has there been a big downturn in consumption?...That is a good question.
Yes, consumption is down.
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financial news tonight says that a barrel of oil will soon be <$30/barrel in 2009
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Yes, consumption is down.
BUT.....Is that a statistic that is from the drop in driving caused by the record high prices of the last 8 to 10 months or the economic meltdown of the last 2 months ? The actual cause of the drop in consumption is the key. I suspect the statistic reflects the high prices and the drop in summer driving and not so much from the turn of events in the last 2 months.
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BUT.....Is that a statistic that is from the drop in driving caused by the record high prices of the last 8 to 10 months or the economic meltdown of the last 2 months ? The actual cause of the drop in consumption is the key. I suspect the statistic reflects the high prices and the drop in summer driving and not so much from the turn of events in the last 2 months.
I think we have a factor of both.. High price forced others to cut back, but they can only cut back so much... many still need to get to work, goods need to move.

Start making many more people be out of work and businesses closing, and all of a sudden you've just silently taken away the NEED (and in some cases the ABILITY) to even start the engine in the first place for workers and delivery mechanisms both.

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Great job tracking the gas numbers. You should make a bigger graph so you can see the trends better.
I resized the graph and updated the image.

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