Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Every day I send out these price changes and usually they are up when I cannot see a reason for them to be up. I feel like saying, don’t shoot the piano man. But today I have the joy however short lived to report that crude dropped about $6.50/ barrel to $52.91. That is the first time in months that the price has not been just above or below $60/barrel. Gasoline has dropped, dropped not eased by 7.83 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel has plummeted by 12.85 cents/gallon. I don’t know if this is temporay or it fortells a rout but let us enjoy it while it last. Sometimes my customers forget that Hopkins Oil burns the same overpriced fuel that they do. Let’s enjoy the day. I am guessing, but Iran has presented a request to OPEC to produce 4 million barrels per day as it did back in 2008 before the U.S. lead embargo. That is if the nucelar goes through. Ironically, Russia, who has supported Iran, will be the most hurt by the renewed competition. Now, let’s just run that natural gas pipeline to Europe and we will K.O. Russia, the invader of the Ukraine. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your business. We are short of drivers and we have fallen behind. We are training two for the future. There is a bidding war going with all the transport companies. Freight rates are going up. You may see an increase in your costs soon.  It is that or our service continues to deteriate. Sidney got carded today so he can fill it. (terminals require a card to load). Do not blame him. He is doing all he can to keep the service level up. I need to help him more but I have a little heart problem that is slowing me down. Hopefully, that will be fixed soon. Apparently, I need a shock to get back into rhythmn.  I appreciate all of your patience during this trying time. Our aim, as always, is to give our clients perfect service. We will try even harder in the future.

Prices on gasoline are up and the rack average for regular is now over $2 again. Gasoline is up by 1.73 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel dipped by 0.93 cents/gallon. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Our Hopkins Oil office will be closed Friday for the July 4th holiday.

Bad news, prices are up. Gasoline jumped up by 4.14/cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel jumped up by 4.58 cents/gallon. Crude is resting under $60, still trading in a narrow range, now $59.47/barrel. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

I am afraid I found myself laundering money yesterday. I had a small wad of dollar bills in my pocket and forgot to take them out  when I did my laundry. So I literally laundered them. They came out of the dryer clean and crips but rolled up like little green cigarettes. These should be germ free until I spend them. My son caught a hard hit tennis ball today in his right eye at Duke’s Tennis Camp. He ended up at the Eye Clinic at Duke Hospital. We think he is alright but it was a scare. The eye hermoraged some blood and he could not see at first. After waiting through tests it looks like he will be fine which means no detached retina. Whew! He will be a rising senior next year and is hoping to make the Varsity tennis team. The Duke tennis coach, Ramesey Smith, sat with us all day. Can you believe that. He even brought Michael lunch. It would be something to play for that coach.

Sidney is out and we are short of drivers. Our service is suffering. My apologies. Sidney will be back from a  much deserved time off. He has been making deliveries the last four Saturdays trying to keep up. We will have him back on Monday and another driver will start training. The people at DEHNR have gone back thirty years and found violations with every little piece fo property I have owned and written me up for violations. They have thrown  the book at Hopkins Oil after the Raleigh Fire Department did the same. Someone asked me if I had been a mass murderer in another life. We had similar problems last June when the monitors all quit on our site tanks and our trucks kept breaking down. I hope to miss June next year, somehow.

Gasoline is down 2.18 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel nudged down by 0.82 cents/gallon. Crudie moved down by 98 cents/barrel to $60.21. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Good news, a rare price drop on a Friday. Gasoline is down by 4.74 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is down by 4.33 cents/gallon. Crude still trading around $60/barrel, down 79 cents to $59.61. Prices are:

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins