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Gas Prices......

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Broncslefty7, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    for the past few years here in CT we have been paying anywhere from 3.80 a gallon to 4.35 for gas. diesel hasn't dropped below 4 dollars in over a year. the last few days prices have been dropping super low. i paid 2.89 for gas this morning and 3.11 for diesel. im not sure if its just this specific CITGO station, but the Hess across the street from it is selling gas for 3.11 a gallon and the mobile down the street is selling for 3.40. anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Yup, dropping here too.

    Mid-term election year!
     
  3. PlowingPreacher

    PlowingPreacher Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Paid 3.06 in Northwest Indiana over the weekend. Hope this continues though I'm not holding my breath.
     
  4. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    2.89 a gallon for gas a couple days ago here in KC as well. It's been all over the nightly news that prices are down because of increased production as well as decreased demand. But now that SG73 brings it up, I'm more leaning with his explanation.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    Just read today that we have surpassed the Middle East for oil production. That could explain the lowering gas prices.
     
  6. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I am still getting hosed
    $3.28 Gas
    $3.76 Diesel
    I would love to see $3.00 Diesel
     
  7. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    A buddy of mine works on ships that transport oil. He just said that they are going to have to run their ships on more expensive diesel fuel with less sulphur when within 200 miles of the coast. This will almost double their fuel cost. The change starts in January so expect prices to skyrocket he said. I think he said it was an EPA mandate. This is all hearsay so may not be absolutely correct but I trust that it was to the best of his understanding.
     
  8. forbidden

    forbidden Senior Member
    Messages: 392

    $4.00 a gallon is a gift for me for diesel fuel. It is on average $5.025 a gallon up here in Canada right now. Lower in Alberta, higher everywhere else. Then as our $ is .11 cheaper than yours, this makes it about US $5.53 a gallon. How's that for sticker shock!
     
  9. JAJA

    JAJA Member
    Messages: 73

    Everything the EPA does ****s us middle class Americans
     
  10. mtnbktrek

    mtnbktrek Senior Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 144

    Yeah heard about the large marine diesel change / that's gunna suck. Figure what prices are now then think about adding a huge demand - cat3 diesels burn average of 160 tons of marine diesel (close to crude) per HOUR!
     
  11. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    2.88 heating oil off road
     
  12. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    i have a hunch they may be trying to get rid of the summer blend gas
    i am not sure if they make a summer blend diesel but i bet they would try to get rid of it cheap as well!
     
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,272

    The lack of Hurricanes this year is what I'm hearing is the driving factor and now there's a surplus of crude / fuel.

    Reg is $2.86 and Diesel is $3.30
     
  14. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    What is crazy is that 3 bucks a gallon looks good. anything over a buck fifty is a rip off anyway lol
     
  15. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    it was $1.79 when obama took office.... blame him.