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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-Larry Hopkins

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