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How much is your gas?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by djgynee, Oct 7, 2019.

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Your price at the pump

  1. Less than $2 per gallon

    8 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. Less than $3 per gallon

    155 vote(s)
    54.2%
  3. Less than $4 per gallon

    61 vote(s)
    21.3%
  4. More than $4 per gallon

    62 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. Oct 24, 2019 at 8:02 AM
    #281
    Tacoma1845

    Tacoma1845 Well-Known Member

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    Was on vacation a few weeks ago and saw this in Fla. . WTF? In Va. I'm paying $2.20 at Costco.

    Orlando, Fla..jpg
     
  2. Oct 24, 2019 at 8:04 AM
    #282
    BarcelonaTom67

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    Sacramento, CA region (Rancho Cordova) this morning 10/24:

    Arco AM/PM: $3.89/gal for 87 octane
    Chevron: $4.19/gal for 87 octane
     
  3. Oct 24, 2019 at 8:51 AM
    #283
    Malvolio

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    It’s way more complicated than that. See these breakdowns and overviews, one by the state and another by a credible, independent researcher:
    https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/almanac/transportation_data/gasoline/margins/index_cms.php
    https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2019/05/20/the-mystery-gasoline-surcharge-gets-some-respect/
    But the reason Gov. Newsom and others are investigating it is that there are “black box” (my term) surcharges in this state that don’t seem to have any connection to taxes, rent costs, fees, etc. — oil companies have yet to shed light on their reasons for the pricing variances between our state and others. In other words, it’s expensive in California for knowable reasons (emissions controls, high taxes), but then there’s another 20-30c tacked on top for unknown reasons. You can decry big government, but it will provably take a government agency’s work to find out why we’re shelling out more than standard ”market pricing” would have us pay.
     
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  4. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:11 AM
    #284
    ryan760

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    I just want what everyone wants -- more transparency. I don't mind paying a little more for gas here, but I want to know exactly what it is I'm paying for.
     
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  5. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Malvolio

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    Me too. Especially on a consumable that a lot of people need just to get to work.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    djgynee

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    PRO GRILL PRO SKID PLATE 285/70/17 FALKEN WILDPEAK AT3w TIRES FUELLY RIMS 2.5 BILSTEIN w OEM 887 AND ADD A LEAF 4CRAWLER 1” SEAT LIFT AVS WINDOW RAIN DEFLECTORS EYE CATCHER TACOMA TAIL GATE LETTERS

    And that’s the ticket right there bro! That’s what I have to pay just to get to work to make money to pay for my gas.
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2019 at 12:50 PM
    #287
    BlueCornTaco

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    To God damn much
     
  8. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    I guess you need to live in ca to know.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    Bro tip: no shit and I've been feet from the beach for the past ten years.

    This has been a recent development thanks to todd spitzer's brilliant plan to clear out the santa ana river bed by giving out hotel vouchers to them and basically seeding the county with trash that only road bikers would pedal by.

    There were bums in redondo, hermosa and manhattan beach and santa monica when I lived there a years ago, just not as insane as it is now.
    Maybe you're luckier on rodeo drive.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    I.eat.tacos

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    Just pumped at Costco, Nor-Cal. $3.99 for 91 while $3.79 for 87.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    Central AL Chevron $2.23/gal for Regular
     
  12. Oct 25, 2019 at 2:51 AM
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    mmuy

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    Thats a tourist trap gas station. By the outlet entrance right?
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Most places are here are $2.17 to $2.29
     
  14. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    Kamille.bidan

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    There are more cars in California than any other state and we have the worst infrastructure and public transportation options. The demand for gas is very high, and there high taxes, and there factors restricting supply (emissions regulations, specific refineries for CA).

    I don’t think it’s hard to understand why gas is higher here. it’s not as simple as taking the national average adding taxes to it. That’s not how taxes affect a market price anyways
     
  15. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Malvolio

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    I’m not sure why you are quoting me. These are the same points I made above and earlier, and the sources I linked to account for the specialized refineries and profit for the company and marketing and all that you mention. Yes, like I said, much of the high cost is explainable, but some of the remainder appears to be harder to account for when people that study this issue in depth look at it. Check out the sources if you are interested in an investigative arc that counters your own take on the issue. The guy with the Wordpress site is a trained researcher (Berkeley, MIT) and he has graphs and shit.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    ryan760

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    Exactly. Even Newsome thinks prices are too high and wants an investigation into it. That should tell you something...
     
  17. Oct 25, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    splitbolt

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    Since moving out of California 15 years ago, I've saved about 11,000 hours of commute time and $100,000 in fuel...just sayin'.
     
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  18. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:56 PM
    #298
    the_dau

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    $5.2/gal today, filled up for $104
     
  19. Oct 26, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Raguemoe

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    $3.99 Socal
     
  20. Oct 26, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    AJ4mPR

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    i know exactly were you are, RUN its a tourist trap... the keep their prices at 5.99+ all year long just a mile down the road should be at 2.36
     
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