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    Guys -

    I looked at the original post in this thread - posted some three years ago.

    $4.07 then.

    We've caught up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Guys -

    I looked at the original post in this thread - posted some three years ago.

    $4.07 then.

    We've caught up!
    The closest gas station to this house (a Shell gas station) is asking $4.269 for a gallon of 87. It costs a bit more in some other gas stations, but can still be found below $4.00 at a few places not too far from here, but mostly all at $3.999 where it's still below four.

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    It was $4.15 the last time I posted. Today it's up to $4.25 87 Octane

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    Still $3.459 reg/$3.809 prem here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyMan View Post
    It was $4.15 the last time I posted. Today it's up to $4.25 87 Octane
    Hawaii doesn't count! In Hawaii, a tank of gas might last half the year. Here in the SF area, some people have to refill their tank almost every day.

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    Yesterday, here in Dallas, regular was $3.58. If you use a discount card at the grocery store pumps, you get $0.10 off per gallon, so that brings it to $3.48 Not great, but not unbearable....yet.

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    [QUOTE=DonTom;132090]Hawaii doesn't count! In Hawaii, a tank of gas might last half the year. Here in the SF area, some people have to refill their tank almost every day.

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    Half the year ? NOT TRUE! Even though I drive only about 20 miles a week, I have to refill ever 6-7 weeks or so (I only get about 10 miles per gallon). There are working people here who have to refill every other week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyMan View Post
    Half the year ? NOT TRUE! Even though I drive only about 20 miles a week, I have to refill ever 6-7 weeks or so (I only get about 10 miles per gallon). There are working people here who have to refill every other week.
    Yes, I knew I was exaggerating just a little. I can rarely make it a week on a tank of gasoline.

    It takes a full tank just to get between my two homes. It cost $80.00 to fill up the tank in the Jeep today to make it here to Reno.

    But the bottom line is that it's difficult to spend a lot of money on gasoline in Hawaii, unlike here in California. When you compare by the gallon, it costs more in Hawaii, but let's compare how much we spend on gasoline by the month!

    Most gas stations in the SF area are now well over $4.00 per gallon of 87. Some at $4.50. Here in the Reno area, most want just under $4.00, around $3.95 or so.

    -Don- Reno, NV

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom View Post

    It takes a full tank just to get between my two homes. It cost $80.00 to fill up the tank in the Jeep today to make it here to Reno.


    Most gas stations in the SF area are now well over $4.00 per gallon of 87. Some at $4.50. Here in the Reno area, most want just under $4.00, around $3.95 or so.

    -Don- Reno, NV
    Well Hip-te-Hooty. I've just filled up the car (65 Liters) at a US equivalent cost of $143.52, just over $2.208 liter/$10.02 a gallon. OK, that is $10 per UK gallon but it is still some kind of landmark.

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    Filled up the old buggy to-day. $66.72 to go from running on vapours to a full tank in Alexandria, Virginia.
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    They're saying fuel prices have peaked and will be going down this summer and fall. We'll see...

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    Gas right now here in Granite City, IL (just across the river from St. Louis) just gone up yesterday from $3.959 to $4.199
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    We're around $4.30 in Manasshole, Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    They're saying fuel prices have peaked and will be going down this summer and fall. We'll see...
    I don't believe it. It's still creeping up here. The prices are really insufferable. Its good I only live about 4 miles to work.

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    Haven't seen any evidence of prices creeping down here either.

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    I take that back, today I filled up at an Exxon company store and it was $3.919 for 93 Octane. That's a 20 cent drop over what it's been recently.

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    Premium is down to $3.819 in some places here.

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    I drove by a station today that had a sign saying their E85 was $3.01.

    Not $3.019, just $3.01. I guess the tax that includes the ninth of a cent isn't applied to E85? Anyway, that's damn cheap compared to the three grades of gasoline.

    What's the fuel economy of a Flex Fuel vehicle like on E85, compared to what it will do on Regular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    I drove by a station today that had a sign saying their E85 was $3.01.

    Not $3.019, just $3.01. I guess the tax that includes the ninth of a cent isn't applied to E85? Anyway, that's damn cheap compared to the three grades of gasoline.

    What's the fuel economy of a Flex Fuel vehicle like on E85, compared to what it will do on Regular?

    1 gallon of ethanol = 76000 btu
    1 gallon of regular gas = 116090 btu

    .85 * 76000 = 64600
    .15 * 116090 = 17413
    1 gallon e85 = 82013 btu or 71% as much energy as 1 gallon of regular gas, so in theory you mileage will be about 1/3 lower.

    However, pump gas is mandated to 10% ethanol to buy votes in the Iowa primaries so pump gas has only 112081 btu (97%)so your mileage should only fall by about 25%.

    Reality is probably somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 less MPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    1 gallon of ethanol = 76000 btu
    1 gallon of regular gas = 116090 btu

    .85 * 76000 = 64600
    .15 * 116090 = 17413
    1 gallon e85 = 82013 btu or 71% as much energy as 1 gallon of regular gas, so in theory you mileage will be about 1/3 lower.

    However, pump gas is mandated to 10% ethanol to buy votes in the Iowa primaries so pump gas has only 112081 btu (97%)so your mileage should only fall by about 25%.

    Reality is probably somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 less MPG.
    Edmunds did a long distance comparison run to get a 'real life' comparison of the difference in actual costs between running a vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, on a) Regular gas and b) On E85. The test run was a return journey to Las Vegas from San Diego. As you have probably already guessed the gas companies make more profit out of E85 to the tune of some $30 on a less than 700 mile round trip.

    The Final Score Fuel Economy and Cost
    After refueling we put the fuel amounts and the prices paid into a spreadsheet and compiled a clear, side-by-side comparison for both fuel consumption and cost. Remember, these results apply only to this vehicle and to the prices in effect during our 667-mile test.

    Gas Result:From San Diego to Las Vegas and back, we used 36.5 gallons of regular gasoline and achieved an average fuel economy of 18.3 mpg.

    Gas Cost: We spent $124.66 for gasoline for the trip. The average pump price was $3.42 per gallon.

    E85 Result: From San Diego to Las Vegas and back we used 50 gallons of E85 and achieved an average fuel economy of 13.5 mpg.

    E85 Cost: We spent $154.29 on E85 for the trip. The average pump price was $3.09 per gallon

    Gas/E85 difference: The fuel economy of our Tahoe on E85, under these conditions, was 26.5 percent worse than it was when running on gas.
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