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Old 08-13-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Stopped by Sam's Club in West Houston for gas for my wife's car today, instead of 87 octane reg at $1.95, saw 93 octane premium for only 20 more cents at $2.15 / gal.
I asked the attendant if that's an error, he said NO, it's selling quite well all day.
Although Sam's gas is not Top Tier, bringing my C7 back tomorrow for a fill up...
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You won't believe how cheap gas is inside the refinery... $2.15 is sticker shock
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For the wife's Jeep GC, not my Z.

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Is non top tier gas ok for our C7s?
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Is non top tier gas ok for our C7s?
Yes used non top tier on my 2008 for 5 years and currently for over 2 years on my 2015 never a problem.
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In NC they adjust the price with taxes so the price of regular is still $2.19. However, the OP's point is well taken. The price of gasoline is in the toilet. The combination of cars with better gas mileage combined with oil from fracking along with other oil findings means there's a glut on the market and it doesn't look like it will change any time soon.
As an example, I recently found that there's a large oil field around 40 miles south of our house. The NC governor is opposed to fracking so he's blocking further development. No one cares. Imagine a governor in the southeast opposing development of an oil field in the 1970s. You can also imagine the uproar and how fast they would be out of office. But in 2017, it comes under the heading of "So What".

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Stopped by Sam's Club in West Houston for gas for my wife's car today, instead of 87 octane reg at $1.95, saw 93 octane premium for only 20 more cents at $2.15 / gal.
I asked the attendant if that's an error, he said NO, it's selling quite well all day.
Although Sam's gas is not Top Tier, bringing my C7 back tomorrow for a fill up...
Going to make a run over to Pittsburg, Kansas for a fried chicken lunch. I checked gasoline prices this morning and the Conoco(Top Tier) near me has E10 91 octane and is $2.49.

On the way(about 10 miles from my house), is a Shell station(Top Tier) selling ethanol free 91 octane for $2.63.

I'll fill up at the Shell station, at an additional $0.14 a gallon. An additional $2.52 for a full tank(18 gallons) of gasoline isn't going to bankrupt me. Hell, I'm driving 275 miles just to have lunch. If I can't afford $2.52, then I sure can't afford $25.20 in gas just to eat lunch. But I can.

Moneywise, it will be a break even purchase(higher costs offset by higher gas mileage), but I'm supporting the station that is selling ethanol free gasoline(that I need for my two vintage Corvettes, lawn mower , etc) and sticking my finger in the eyes of the greenies.

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Old 08-13-2017, 09:56 AM   #8
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FWIW for about 7 years I only ran ethanol free premium in my corvette. A few weeks ago I filled up at Costco with their premium. The C7 Z06 ran great. The Costco gas is a solid $.60 less than the ethanol free and the car runs better. I am sure part of this is the result of the freshness of the gas.
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Not since high school, when collecting gas money from friends was the thing to do have I ever looked at the cost of gas. My father wild drive to the other side of town to fill at Costco and save ~$2.50 for the tank of gas, drove me nuts. He couldn't seem to understand why it wasn't cost effective to drive all that way. Even when you would tell him he's using a gallon of gas to go there and back.

Anyway, if you can't afford Premium fuel at $2.xx or $3.xx, probably shouldn't be in a Vette.
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FWIW for about 7 years I only ran ethanol free premium in my corvette. A few weeks ago I filled up at Costco with their premium. The C7 Z06 ran great. The Costco gas is a solid $.60 less than the ethanol free and the car runs better. I am sure part of this is the result of the freshness of the gas.
City/state where you pay 60 cents more for ethanol free gasoline?
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In NC they adjust the price with taxes so the price of regular is still $2.19. However, the OP's point is well taken. The price of gasoline is in the toilet. The combination of cars with better gas mileage combined with oil from fracking along with other oil findings means there's a glut on the market and it doesn't look like it will change any time soon.
As an example, I recently found that there's a large oil field around 40 miles south of our house. The NC governor is opposed to fracking so he's blocking further development. No one cares. Imagine a governor in the southeast opposing development of an oil field in the 1970s. You can also imagine the uproar and how fast they would be out of office. But in 2017, it comes under the heading of "So What".
After Oklahoma's experience, I think a number of state Governors are beginning to be concerned.

Check out the dramatic increase in OK seismicity within the last decade in the link below. It has been confirmed that the increase is due to concentrated fracking.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqua...owse/stats.php
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After Oklahoma's experience, I think a number of state Governors are beginning to be concerned.

Check out the dramatic increase in OK seismicity within the last decade in the link below. It has been confirmed that the increase is due to concentrated fracking.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqua...owse/stats.php
When I lived in Oklahoma people would have fallen down laughing if you mentioned an earthquake there. They're not laughing anymore as Oklahoma is now one of the more prevalent quake states. Very happy we do not allow fracking here. Not sure squeezing a little more oil out of the shale is worth earthquakes.
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Here in commiefornia the only premium gas I can get is 94 octane or higher and it's at least $4.50 a gallon

and this is only at 1 place in the area

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I can only imagine what the 101 Supreme must cost. Interesting how they label it. Extra and Ultra are actually lower in octane. You would think it would be labeled Supreme, Extra Supreme, and Ultra Supreme from lowest octane to highest. It's $2.25 for 93 premium here in Georgia at the local Costco. Of course, when I travel back home to Colorado things change and it is $2.45 for 91 premium.
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I can only imagine what the 101 Supreme must cost. Interesting how they label it. Extra and Ultra are actually lower in octane. You would think it would be labeled Supreme, Extra Supreme, and Ultra Supreme from lowest octane to highest. It's $2.25 for 93 premium here in Georgia at the local Costco. Of course, when I travel back home to Colorado things change and it is $2.45 for 91 premium.
it was $9 a gallon.
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Pennsylvania has the highest gasoline in the country. It really sucks to live in PA.
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Just filled up today @ $3.55 a gallon, literally right next to the refinery. What a shame
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only 20 cents difference between regular and premium is encouraging. That's the way I remember it being. Lately I seem to see a much wider spread
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Enjoy the low prices while you can. Hooray for fracking.
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City/state where you pay 60 cents more for ethanol free gasoline?
Huntsville AL. That was 2 months ago. I haven't bought ethenol free since the Costco gas performed as well or better.
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