Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

I  saw something, this week, I have never seen in Raleigh. I saw a flock of about a dozen Snowy Egrets flying over my house. I have seen them off Southport but never here. A beautiful sight.

I have seen Oleander all over Bermuda. I have seen bougainvillea everywhere in Acapulco.  I think our plant here is crepe myrtle. It is beautiful and it blooms all summer. We have purple and pink and white, now cardinal red and lavender.  I wonder if someone has bred a yellow or orange color.

Tropical storm Bertha has formed up in the Caribbean and is supposed to march up the East Coast next week. It should be offshore of Hatteras Tuesday 2 p.m. Didn’t we already have a hurricane Bertha?

The dollar index against all the major world’s currencies is up to 81.3 cents. As I said before, I think it should worth a dollar. Dumb old me. Now that  the Fed has quit diluting the value of the dollar by printing currency. It should go straight up.

The Dow is down to 16,493, lost all gains for the year. No skin off my back. I got wiped out by the Great Recession. Small business is hurting. The big international corporations are the ones making record profits.  I think it would be really ironic if these companies that are stockpiling all this money off shore got bought up by non-American corporations for their monies. Maybe we do need to change the law to become more competitive, but some might be sorry after they are absorbed by others. Without government intervention, our world economy is just a real game of Monopoly, sooner or later one corporation would own everything.

West Texas Intermediate Crude is down to $97.88/barrel.

Fortune, according to the Triangle Business Journal, picked the Raleigh area as the #1 place to do business. What is that about?

The good news for us, we have a good drop in our gasoline and diesel prices, at least for a Friday. Yeh! Gasoline is down by 2.18 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is down by 2.09 cents/gallon. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

You probably know this but Raleigh is the only other capitol laid out like Washington, DC from scratch.  All perfect squares and rectangles around the old Capital building where all the roads that lead there are named after the towns at the other end of those roads, Hillsborough, Edenton, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Salisbury, Lenoir, & Wake Forest. There is also Peace Street which sounds like more of a prayer. There is no Charlotte Street. I guess there was no Charlotte at that time.

Prices are hardly changed. Gasoline slipped by 0.25 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel eased by 0.39cents per gallon. Prices are:

 

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-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

I tried something new today. Well to me it was new. I started making a grilled cheese sandwich which I like very much. Then I thought I might add a touch of butter to the toast. But then I thought how much I love garlic bread, SO I had a grilled cheese garlic bread sandwich. Man, that was good! Next I want to try pimento cheese garlic bread sandwich, also toasted.

I was thinking today that with all the fracking going on in this country, there is a lot of money being made. Which means the government should be bringing in a lot of tax revenue with oil companies paying taxes and lots of big paychecks from royalties and good jobs. I was wondering what percent of the tax revenue that petroleum  brings in. Refineries have to be the most productive factories around and then drilling rigs, pipelines, trucking and service stations. I would make a bet that our oil industry is the largest tax payer segment of our economy.   I would like to see a list of the largest tax payers in this country. I would find that very interesting.

Gasoline is up by 1.96 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up by 1.47 cents/gallon. Prices are:

 

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-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives.

The rescuer sees the bloodied pilot and asks, ‘What happened?’

The pilot’s reply: ‘I don’t know, I just got here myself!’

Gasoline is down again by 1.58 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel eased up by 0.24 cents/gallon. Prices are:

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Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

I saw a silver haired elderly lady today that I have seen in my neighborhood for over forty years. I was walking the dogs and she was swiftly gaining on us. She was wearing an elastic wrist brace so seeing how old she was, I tried to make a joke with her and said,’ How is the arm? I guess your tennis is out of the question’.

To which she replied ,’Yes it has been over since my eighty-fifth birthday. I sprained my wrist and now I have arthritis in my wrist so I guess my tennis days are over forever!” Wow! We walked together for several blocks when we separately and she walked off briskly, moving smoothly with grace. My own jolting along gant contrasted with her strongly. She walks thirty minutes a day, one mile. She was slender and in shape. I need to work harder on my own health. I did wonder how long ago her 85th birthday had been.

Prices have moved up  today. Gasoline moved up by 2.57 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up by 1.28 cents per gallon. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins