Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices at the average rack (oil company) in Selma are up by 1.5 cents. Diesel fuel is up 4.8 cents. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9705

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4779

PREMIUM

2.1828

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6902

ULS

2.1415

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7089

ULS RD

2.1615

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4849

 

I am having a hard time with my Outlook today. Finally got it to run in Safe Mode.

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down today by 7/10ths of a cent. Diesel fuel is also down 7/10ths. Crude oil futures are moving higher at this time. Gasoline futures are up 3 cents at this time. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9560

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4634

PREMIUM

2.1655

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6729

ULS

2.0936

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6610

ULS RD

2.0948

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4182

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We delivered our daughter to college for her first year. She is attending UNC Wilmington. I had never been there before. The whole campus looks brand new. I drove the Dinali by myself with all the rear seats down and out and totes packed to the ceiling. I was prepared for a lot of lifting and toting in the heat. What to my surprise, the sorority girls were volunteers to unload the luggage. I was told I could get out of the car but not to leave the car because I would be needed to move it. Sure enough, five minutes later, I was free to park the car and walk back. By that time my daughter, wife and son, were unpacking everthing in her room. They have TV cable and computer outlets. We drove to Target and bought a small Emerson refrigerator, about $90,  for daughter and daughter’s nice roomate from Indiana. Both are Marine Biology majors. Neither will be rich if they work in that field, but maybe happiness has no price if you are doing something you love. I went through my own Jacques Cousteau period. When I told daughter this, both she and my son exclaimed ‘Who was he?”

Wife tells me that UNC-W is the second hardest school to get accepted into in the UNC sytem. Only Chapel Hill is harder.

A friend told me that they turn down 17 girls for every one accepted at UNC-W. Apparently, it is a little easier for guys but not much. Daughter tells me that of about 12,000 students, 60% are coeds, 40% are guys. And its near the beach. There have to be worst places to go to college. No football though.

 

Gasoline prices are up slightly by 1.2 cents. Diesel prices are down 4/10ths. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9625

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4699

PREMIUM

2.1724

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6798

ULS

2.1009

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6683

ULS RD

2.1022

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4256

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Friday morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down again by 4.6 cents. Diesel fuel is dropped by 7.5 cents. Don’t expect that to continue. Crude is stable today, up 21cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9503

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4577

PREMIUM

2.1663

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6737

ULS

2.1050

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6724

ULS RD

2.1067

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4301

 

My daughter goes off to college at UNC-W tomorrow for her first year. Last night she was telling her brother that she was not allowed to hang pictures on the walls.

A commercial had come on the TV with some kind of sticky hook that does not damage walls and he said she should get some. It made me think back to my first year at Carolina. My roommate and I solved the problem by hanging a queen-sized blanked from the crown molding and attaching our pictures to that. My roomate was quite creative and smart. Mike was on a full scholarship and he had been President of the Student Body at Broughton. Mike was the kind of guy that sat up all night studying for his Calculus test, not having studied any at all before, and not only would he make the highest score in the class but he set the curve for everyone else. Me, the Admissions office made it sound like I was the last guy they let in, a mistake that might be corrected at any moment. The pictures we hung were the usual in a guy’s room, pinups from Playboy. What else.! That would have been the expected if we had stopped there, but somehow we got the idea of cutting out pictures of politicians and other famous men, cartoons, etc. and juxtaposing them onto the pinups. Just where would you place a picture of DeGaulle and his prominent nose.?And Richard Nixon waving his hands around could be seen to support what? You get he idea. After we finished the collage, word had spread. I think the whole dorm turned out to see it.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good afternoon,

 

Sorry I am late. I had computer problems and I had to run to the bank and sign my life away. I had to get out of there before they asked me to give blood. Could you use some good news? Gasoline prices are below $2 at the average rack today. Gasoline is $1.9958/gallon, down 6.4 cents. Diesel fuel is down 5.0 cents. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9958

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5032

PREMIUM

2.2094

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7168

ULS

2.1747

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7421

ULS RD

2.1766

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.5000

 

My computer problems are coming to a head. The old IBM UNIX Box  is vintage 1999 and it is a wonder it is still running without a major hardware failure. Like you, I am reluctant to make major purchases at this time, in this economy, but it looks like a new one will cost over $20,000 after the IT guys bill for the install. The truth is that when one goes with a specialized software like our petroleum package then you are stuck there forever and you cannot shop the price of the machine. They make you buy it through them. The truth is we have outgrown this machine since it has all the data since 1999 stored in it. We ran an A/R aging  this week and it took 3 hours and for the last 30 days, the backup tape drive was not working. Pretty scary.

 

Hot again today. I am looking forward to Autumn.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry Hopkins

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down today by 4.2 cents. Diesel fuel prices are down by 4.6 cents at the average rack in Selma. September crude prices are down $1.25 at this time. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0599

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5673

PREMIUM

2.2733

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7807

ULS

2.2242

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7916

ULS RD

2.2267

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.5501

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are up by 1.4 cents. Diesel prices are up by 2.2 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1023

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6097

PREMIUM

2.3079

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8153

ULS

2.2702

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.8376

ULS RD

2.2550

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.5784

September crude prices are down $1.75 at this time.

 

I was riding with my salesman, Bill Hargreaves, last year and he said something that has stuck with me to this day. He said, ‘ever notice how those Prius look like cockroaches.  You know he’s right, add another antennae and turn them both forward and you’ve got a cockroach. The clean burning diesel is the way to go. You get mileage and power. My wife claims she gets 41 mpg in my daughter’s Jetta VW diesel. I only get 35 mph when I drive it with my heavy foot.

And it has great pickup. Hands down I pick the diesel over the hybrid.

 

Now the next time you see a Prius, tell me that you won’t think     ‘COCKROACH!’!

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

Gasoline prices dropped by 5.0 cents today. Diesel fuel is down by the same 5.0 cents per gallon. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0885

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5959

PREMIUM

2.3031

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8105

ULS

2.2482

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.8156

ULS RD

2.2496

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.5730

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Friday morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down 2/10ths. Diesel fuel is down 1 cent. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1365

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6439

PREMIUM

2.2869

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7943

ULS

2.2869

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.8543

ULS RD

2.2856

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.6090

 

Have a safe weekend,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down  by 3.1 cents today at the average rack in Selma. Diesel prices are up by 1.2 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1389

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6463

PREMIUM

2.3502

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8576

ULS

2.2983

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.8657

ULS RD

2.2960

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.6194

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry