I'm hoping 2.699. I passed by a gas station on the way to work and it was 2.739. I know they discount gas by a nickel on Thursdays, so I'm hoping it will be 2.699. If I filled up 10 gallons I would also get a free slice of pizza, but my little car is so good it almost never happens. :-(
$2.79 her on the Oregon coast, $2.75 at the discount place. You can get it cheaper inland, and up the coast in a little town that consistantly discounts its gas. I have no idea how they stay in business. Loss leader for their convenience store maybe.
Actually got gas for 2.709. So, this place had 2.739 in the morning and actually discounted only 3 cents instead of 5 cents. So today if I drive by it is going to be 2.749 or 2.759. Really sneaky way of rasing prices...unless they are not giving as good a discount anymore... Either way...Grrr!! :-(
An exciting update. I just did 46 miles/gallon on my car this past week! I know that scooters and motorcycles do better with 60 to maybe 120 mi/gallon. But the convenience of a car with that mileage! It is a 97 honda civic hx coupe. No fancy hybrid vehicle...and mostly city driving...i.e.5/6 mi to work and back home every day and running errands...
Again - it's their choice to do so... You'd think they'd know their books/customer purchase patterns well enough to know if it's worth it or not. And if they didn't, then they'd be out of business to be replaced with someone who does figure it out.
My car has a meter which shows the instantaneous mpg, which has been very enlightening. It goes off the scale when coasting, going down-hill, or as my foot comes off the accelerator - nothing radical there.
But it has made me so much more aware of how mpg is significantly adversely affected by stop-n-go, idling, waiting in a line, etc.
I was listening to public radio yesterday, and somebody was interviewing a guy who has written a book on what is happening over in Kazikstan near the Caspian Sea, or something like that. He was saying how there is an oil field over there with 13 billion barrels of potential production, and how a huge oil field is usually classified at 1 billion. Anyway, the only way to get the oil out is to truck it through Russia or Iran. Iran doesn't want to permit that because then their oil wouldn't be as valuable. Russia permits limited access through their country for various political and economical reasons. So ... there is this thought to create a pipe line ot go across the Caspian Sea, but Russia is influencing the other country (I forget the name) not to permit this either.
Now eventually even this place might dry up one day, and not that this is the only answer to the issue, yet if this was accessible it could potentially hold off the increasing gas prices.
At the same time, the rest of the oil industry might not make as much money as they can now.