Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down today by 1.3 cents at the average unbranded rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is down by 9/10ths of a cent at the average rack in Selma. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0607

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5681

PREMIUM

2.2580

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7654

ULS

2.1274

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6948

ULS RD

2.1255

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4489

 

Have a good week. It is going to be a hot one. Historically, today is the hottest day of the year, but Saturday will be hotter this year.

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Good news! BP thinks that they have the well capped successfully. What was interesting to me, President Obama gave a news conference where he said ‘WE are cautiously optimistic that WE have stopped the leak’. All of a sudden, it is no longer BP the villain that cannot find a solution to the leak but when they do, it is We stopped the leak. That is the way one talks when your pole ratings are dropping, try and associate yourself with success.

 

Gasoline is essentially unchanged today. Diesel fuel is down a  hair by 6/10ths of a cent. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0741

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5815

PREMIUM

2.2739

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7813

ULS

2.1368

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7042

ULS RD

2.1366

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4600

 

I don’t have a college degree and I am not an engineer but, it seems to me that the clean energy solution is to put ocean generators out in the Gulf Stream. If Progress Energy or Duke Energy had a ounce of enlightenment they would be buying a used oil platform and building sweeps to put under it to power the biggest generators that we could make and place on top of the platform.(an ice cream freezer design in reverse).  Put a dome over the whole thing to protect it from the weather and deflect the wind. Build a test plant, run the cables into Southport and plug into the grid at the nuclear generator. They could partner up with GE and get some Imaginerring. They obviously don’t have an ounce of it themselves.

 

Enjoy your  weekend and pray for rain,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Noonday,

 

Gasoline prices are down by 2.6 cents today. Diesel fuel are down 1.4 cents. We seem to be trading in this narrow range of $2 up to $2.15 for the most part. That is better than most years where the price starts rising in January and goes up until August. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0767

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5841

PREMIUM

2.2763

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7837

ULS

2.1430

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7104

ULS RD

2.1424

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4658

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

We have another exciting work day ahead. The God of Lightning took out my power last night and my alarm clock was flashing. So much for time to work out. Gasoline is up 5.1 cents today. Diesel fuel is up 5.5 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

2.3011

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8085

ULS

2.1567

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7241

ULS RD

2.1539

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4773

 

Best regards,

 

_Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline dropped by 4.0 cents today. Diesel fuel is down by 3.7 cents. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0518

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5592

PREMIUM

2.2501

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7575

ULS

2.1018

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6692

ULS RD

2.0999

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4233

 

Crude is up $1.10 at this time to $76.05 or $1.81/gallon. If that holds we will see an increase in refined product of 2 to 3 cents/gallon tomorrow.

Yesterday, my cousin Greg and his team fixed the leak in the sidewalk, leaking at a joint in a water line. I watched the Public Service man, Ralph as he turned on each appliance and watched for leaks. The carwash was fixed. God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.

 

Have a good day,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

Gasoline prices went up 1.5 cents (unbranded non-ethanol gasoline at the average rack in Selma). Diesel fuel is up 1.0 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0915

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5989

PREMIUM

2.2913

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7987

ULS

2.1384

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7058

ULS RD

2.1355

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4589

 

If you tried to contact our office after 3:30 on Friday, all our phone and Internet service was down. When I left about 6 p.m. they had still not found the problem and had not called back.

Saturday morning I got up and was going to take a shower but had no hot water. It seems Public Service came and changed out the meter on Friday which knocked off the pilot light to the water heater. I only figured this out after taking off the cover to the outside waterless tank heater and fiddling with the reset for many minutes in the rising heat. Actually a cold shower felt pretty good after that. I wanted to see my family, staying at the coast, at least for one day so I went to fill up the car and get a carwash. My carwash was down. So was one of the vacuums. Took the ferry to the island. The ferry  lost the food cooler. By the time they found it, the food was spoiled. Wynstream never called back about our phone service. We repeatedly had to call them. A T& T fixed the phone, Internet problem. Some problem in Greensboro. Go figure? Drove back home. Cold water for shaving. Got to work. Water was pouring out from underneath the side walk. Called City of Raleigh water-sewer folks and told them I had water pouring out from underneath  the sidewalk. The guy comes into the office and announces that we have water pouring out from under the side walk (they sent the genius) and we need to call someone (that cares). Called Public Service about the meter change out. Asked them why they did not restart the pilot light. She said they had to get into the house. I explained the water heater is five feet from the new meter OUTSIDE the house. She said they had to get INSIDE the house to start the pilot light in the furnace. I explained that the furnace was underneath the house not INSIDE the house. The crawl space is right next to the new meter. She said that someone had to be home to let them INSIDE  the house. I am on call to run home for Public Service. The City, thoughtfully, turned off our water so a dozen or so people here in the office have no water or toilet. I called someone who cares. My cousin is going to dig up the sidewalk. It’s Monday. How is your day going? I  need to call the carwash repair.

 

Best regards,

-Larry

 

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

The Dow was up over 120 points yesterday and crude went up over $1. Gasoline today is up 4.0 cents. Diesel fuel is up 3.6 cents today at the average rack in Selma. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0767

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5841

PREMIUM

2.2785

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7859

ULS

2.1282

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6956

ULS RD

2.1220

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4454

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Well, you knew it couldn’t last. Gasoline prices jumped up today by 5.7 cents. Diesel fuel is up by 4.1 cent at the average rack in Selma. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0478

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5552

PREMIUM

2.2582

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7656

ULS

2.0922

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6596

ULS RD

2.0968

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4202

 

I was working here last night at my desk after everyone else went home and I noticed these Canadian geese walking by my window like they do most days. They apparently spent the day at the five acre lake that adjoins our property and came out to graze on the grass, more weeds that grass with no rain. There were a couple of dozen full grown geese, enough to form a pair of ‘V’s if they were flying North. That got me to thinking, why didn’t they fly North for the summer to that traditional waterhole in Canada? Isn’t it supposed to be hardwired into their Canadian geese brains that they must make the trip up and back every six months? And can we refer to this species of geese as Canadian when they don’t have anything to do with Canada. Maybe we should label them as Carolina geese instead. What was the great advantage in evolution that required that they migrate originally? They needed food and safety to build nest and raise their young. One would think it is a lot cooler in Canada now than North Carolina. But we have two large reservoirs here and lots of golf courses. I guess our Carolina geese are only hard-wired to fly back to their original golf course to raise their young. I enjoy watching them but these guys sure make a mess around my front door.

 

Have a good, productive work day,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are up slightly by .5 cents. Diesel fuel is up by 2.8 cents. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9905

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4979

PREMIUM

2.2053

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7127

ULS

2.0318

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.5992

ULS RD

2.0353

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.3587

 

Have a good productive day,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

I hope you had a good and safe holiday. My family and I enjoyed the flags and the cake made out like a flag, and hotdog and hamburgers and everything quite ordinary. There is a great deal to be said for ordinary good times and safe times. I do believe that our troops fighting in Afghanistan make safe possible for us on the Fourth of July and every day. One cannot prove the negative, but as unpopular as this war is as it drags on, I do believe it could well have prevented the nuclear bomb smuggle into New York City or Washington. When and if that happens, no one will feel safe again. By controlling Afghanistan and destabilizing Pakistan which has nuclear weapons, then our enemies could obtain one of these bombs and manage to deliver it. Nothing would ever be the same again. That is my biggest worry.

Our troops are paying the price to prevent this happening, and we have a President who does not think it is a priority to go to Arlington on Veterans Day, but instead flies home to Chicago.

On the positive side, prices continue to slide. Gasoline is down 2.1 cents and has sunk below $2 for the first time in months. Diesel fuel is down 1.9 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9860

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4934

PREMIUM

2.2019

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7093

ULS

2.0043

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.5717

ULS RD

2.0094

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.3328

Best regards,

-Larry