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Sure.

No sense at all.

Federal or state or county taxes are raised, and then we wonder that all stations raise prices to cover it?

Winter blends are mandated, and refiners raise wholesale costs, and we wonder that it's reflected everywhere?

I guess, when you start with a conclusion - oil companies are evil - and cherry-pick facts, than facts counter to the Narrative, will indeed make no sense and be discarded.

Good DAY, sir!
 

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You just made my point.
Where did I say anything like what you wrote?
Adios.
 

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Uh...when taxes are raised, everyone has to pay them. Across the board.

Kinda like Gas! When the price is raised the cost of EVERYTHING goes up. We pay more for shipping our food and other goods from farm to processing plant to distribution. Rising energy prices hit us in far more ways than just filling our gas tanks.
 

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we went up from $2.09 to $2.24 post Lyin’ Biden

astern high plains Colorado

my guess is $4.00 or more by the 4th of July
Here it went up slightly, but even w/ WuFlu quota at UK Basketball games the price still go up the evening before Game Day. ( When we had a DEM AG of Kentucky stance there is no sign of price gouging ). Outside of Fayette Co. you do not see the price swings .
 

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Uh...when taxes are raised, everyone has to pay them. Across the board.
The TOTAL price of gas, when I was a kid, was $0 .19/gal, now, just the TAXES are $0.82/gal, now !!!
I went looking for the price of gas & the taxes for 1960 & ALL the data if false.
I damned well recall $0.19/gal for gas in 1960 to 1963 !! But gaggle & cohorts, claim $0.29.
 

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Always convert the prices to silver junk price.
Never been cheaper. In real money.
 

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The TOTAL price of gas, when I was a kid, was $0 .19/gal, now, just the TAXES are $0.82/gal, now !!!

True, but today's dollar has the buying power of three 1971 cents.

This is what comes of divorcing a fiat-value from any yardstick or tether to real value.
 

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The TOTAL price of gas, when I was a kid, was $0 .19/gal, now, just the TAXES are $0.82/gal, now !!!
I went looking for the price of gas & the taxes for 1960 & ALL the data if false.
I damned well recall $0.19/gal for gas in 1960 to 1963 !! But gaggle & cohorts, claim $0.29.


we had a gas war in Tulsa 1970 just before I left for basic training...$.19 a gal
 

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True, but today's dollar has the buying power of three 1971 cents.

This is what comes of divorcing a fiat-value from any yardstick or tether to real value.

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I'm calling bullshitte.

Looks like an old photo. You should trim the right-hand edge better with Photoshop...
 

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<takes a pic of andial's pic of a pic...goes back in time one hour...>
 

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Shouldn't be hard to verify and demonstrate.

What's the address of that station?
 

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Dude? It's a joke. Lighten up Francis.
 

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10 four, will get that address later.

Shouldn't be hard...just give us the zip code and we can find it.

Here's an example of a price-search tool, for a region I lived in fifteen years ago:

Screenshot_2021-01-29 USA and Local National Gas Station Price Heat Map - GasBuddy com.png
 

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I just paid $3.75 a gallon for 87 octane in Marin County, California. 91 was over the $4 mark.
 

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Just filled up at the local station 78 cents for super, took a picture so you know it's true.

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I remember driving when I thought THOSE PRICES were OUTRAGEOUS !
One of my first jobs in HS was a Gas Jockey. People chewed your ass out for missing a spot on their windshield, or Not checking the oil on their hot car, on a Hot Day. With 5 more cars waiting to gas up all @ .22 cent per gal. and folks mad because yesterday the station was at .21 cents per gal.
Needless to say I did not stay there long.
 
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when I started driving............

regular was .72, ethyl was .82 and premium was .95
 

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This is today, up about .50 in a week in Orygun
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gas wars were a gas
jumpin’ Jack flash is a gas gas gas


downtown Tulsa.
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I remember those old days also. Most of the time in Albuquerque gas was between 25-29 cents. But there was a street corner on the edge of town with a filling station on all 4 corners. There was a gas war there about once a year and I once saw gas for 18.9. It was typically between 19.9-21.9 when the war was on.

I think we may have just seen the last of gas for under $2 in our lifetime.

Not to worry I've got my green Prius and my Red Honda Ridgeline to get me through these tough times
 

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Taxable depreciating liabilities. Nice.
 

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I just paid $3.75 a gallon for 87 octane in Marin County, California. 91 was over the $4 mark.

Beautiful area but you gotta get out of there. Gas down here in my area of NC is c. 2.30 you can find it a little cheaper not worth the drive though. 87 octane.
 

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remember driving when I thought THOSE PRICES were OUTRAGEOUS !
Yah, my mother remembered when gasoline was a nickel a gallon.

But then, wages at the Ford plant were $5 a day....
 

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And they were probably making good money too!
Fabulous money. About 250 percent of the average worker's wage of the time.

Henry Ford spoke at length about that. He didn't institute the $3/day wage because of any humanitarian instinct; he did it because the revolving-turnstile staff was costing him serious money. Working on an assembly line sucks. Then and now.

Ford wanted not to have to constantly recruit, train, and replace his staff. He was making big money with the Model T, and he would rather pay the men than pay employment people, and worry about who would show up every morning.

Frankly...Ford was, like today's Gates and Zuckerberg...farked up in the head, but this was a genius inspiration. Pay the men MORE than the job was worth, and then close the hiring office.

Actually, I worked in a similar environment. Conrail, in the mid-1990s. That was how it was done - there were aspects of that system that were chaotic and illogical; but the saying on the ground was: When a supervisor starts babbling idiocy, just smile and nod, and hold your pocket open. They'd fill it with dollars.

This WORKED. Because most of us knew how lucky we were, and for that, we'd work 18-hour workdays, endure the chaos, and gun-deck the FRA reports. Money talks; bullschitt walks.
 

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Back around 1980 or 1981, I worked one summer at an Exxon station pumping gas and changing oil. That summer was the first time gas went over $1.00 per gallon. The price on the mechanical pumps only went up to $0.999, so the owner set the pump price at $0.549 per gallon and taped a sign on the pump that the actual sale was double. I recall lots of grumbling and bitching from customers about that.
 

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Back around 1980 or 1981, I worked one summer at an Exxon station pumping gas and changing oil. That summer was the first time gas went over $1.00 per gallon. The price on the mechanical pumps only went up to $0.999, so the owner set the pump price at $0.549 per gallon and taped a sign on the pump that the actual sale was double. I recall lots of grumbling and bitching from customers about that.
I was working a gas station same time, boy were they grumpy
 

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$2.15 yesterday, $2.32 today...East Tennessee.
 

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We went from $2.24 to $2.49 , some places $2.59

That's about average.

The actual price varies from state to state, region to region - based on local taxes; but prices seem to have launched about thirty cents a gallon.

Dumbo cRats in action.
 

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Any excuse to raise fuel peices is good enough reason to raise fuel prices.