Saturday, September 09, 2006

Time To Buy Gas

In case you're one of those that buys gas only when you absolutely have to, now might be the time to make an exception. According to yesterday's Times- Standard, Renner Petroleum's cardlock stations were selling gas for under $3.00 a gallon the other day. Not sure what it's going for now, but I'm going down today to find out.

Of course, Renner generally sells for ten cents or more less than the other stations around here, with Costco even underpricing Renner. I've been told that Renner prices can change in just seconds, as they're adjusted to the current price Renner buys it for, or some such.

Had a friend tell me he filled one tank on his truck and then the second one. When he checked his bill later in the month, he noticed the same gas he put in the second tank was a penny more or less than the first tank. He called Renner and asked and was told the prices changed based on the current...whatever it was called.

This is good news for some of us that use a lot of gas, especially after the dire warnings we heard of gas prices going through the roof due to that screwed up pipeline in Alaska. Interesting that we always find some corporate conspiracy when gas prices go up. Who do we blame when they go down?


At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred said:
Interesting that we always find some corporate conspiracy when gas prices go up. Who do we blame when they go down?

Idiot. Do you see a trend of gas prices going down over the decades?

At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serves you right Fred.

This gas price piece is more than likely a way to take the focus off Gallegos' public addmission of plagiarizm. Kind of like Eric Kirk's posting for suggestions for the 10 best Western movies. The group wants to get the focus away from Gallegos' fuckup. Because lots of people read the blogs, most do not respond but they do read.

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Fred said...

10:04 asks, "Do you see a trend of gas prices going down over the decades?".

Nope. Prices for everything go up over time. It's called inflation- Inflation along with supply and demand.

10:55 suggests, "The group wants to get the focus away from Gallegos' fuckup.".

Oh, I don't know about that. I think we just have more to chat about than Gallegos all the time. Not everyone stays awake at night thinking about Gallegos, as you and some others seem to do.

At 11:28 AM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Do we see a general trend of ANY prices going down over decades?
Gas in NW Georgia is currently $2.40/gallon and slightly lower in Alabama and Tennessee. If Prop 87 passes, prices in California will rise even higher.
What's the obsession with Gallegos? Sure, he's a jerk/disaster but the "progressives" sure backed his re election and they currently rule Humboldt/California. Why whine about it?

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Pogo said...

"Prices for everything go up over time. "
How about cell phones, DVD players, computers etc? Lots of prices on new tech stuff drops as costs go down due to the benefits of scale. Cost/prices always go up when govt interferes with the production/marketing of a product. Inflation is also an issue.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Sure, good point. Mass production has made things previously available only to the elite, available to nearly everyone.

Still, fifty years from now a basic computer might be selling for $5k, as opposed to the few hundred it sells for now. Of course by then, minimum wage will probably be $100 an hour, so whether it's really more expensive would take some number crunching to find the relative value of the item.

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go down? Gas was $2.90 today at Costco. Just a couple years ago we were griping when gas reached the impossible $2 mark. Call me when the price truly goes down.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Good point. I was thinking the other day when I bought gas I was glad the price had gone down. I also thought what clever conspiracy it would be, indeed, to raise the price of gas a dollar or so, then drop it fifty cents so we'd be so happy how little we were paying for gas.

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that at today's dollar gas is cheaper than it was 30 years ago.

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Gas is relatively cheap and consumption keeps going up faster than production, so we'll just have to get used to higher prices.

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gas pump at the Indianola store was at $2.98 today.


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