1. Find a Good Site

The old axiom of Location, Location, and Location is well placed. There should be lots of traffic, but also housetops in the area so there will be business other than rush hour.

A traffic light is ideal because it allows your customer to return to traffic.

Corners are best, but on very busy roads the corner after one passes through the intersection allows the customer to reenter traffic more easily. The near corner may be blocked by traffic at the light and many customers would be deterred from pulling off for fear they cannot get back out.

One should view all of the competition along the ‘corridor’ that your customers travel. What is the competition? Are there major brands along the corridor or are there big box discounters?

What access in and out does the site offer? Is it satisfactory, good or excellent?

Interstate sites are best, just off the ramp, but not behind the fence line with limited access. Sites farther than one mile are not as desirable.

One should obtain an option on the land for at least six months. You might wish to run a survey first, but you run the risk the land will be purchased by someone else.

HEATING OIL PRICES

HEATING OIL PRICES FOR RALEIGH METROPOLITAN AREA  
   
#2 FUEL OIL #1 KEROSENE  
$2.965 $3.299  
   
All off road fuels are dyed red.  There is a 100 gallon minimum  
or price will increase. Deliveries to Durham are 200 gallon  
minimum. For delivery call Sidney at 1-877-678-1601  

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

A Winter Mix is a good term for what we are receiving. I had one gasoline tanker out early but I have him parked now. I will not risk my people or equipment for a half day’s work. We should be going after lunch. The temperature is rising and the rain continues to melt the ice which was snow early this morning when my lab and I were out walking.

 

Gasoline prices are up by 9/10ths at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel continues to rise with this cold front that has the Jet Stream down in Florida. Maybe the cold snap will kill off some of those Burmese pythons that got loose in the Everglades and have been happily breeding there. Diesel prices are up 2.4 cents today. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3222

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8296

PREMIUM

2.5236

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0310

ULS

2.5405

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.1079

ULS RD

2.5437

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.5481

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down 2.3 cents today at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel prices are up by ½ cent. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3128

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8202

PREMIUM

2.5155

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0229

ULS

2.5166

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.0840

ULS RD

2.5195

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.5239

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

HEATING OIL PRICES

HEATING OIL PRICES FOR RALEIGH METROPOLITAN AREA
 
#2 FUEL OIL #1 KEROSENE
$2.935 $3.409
 
All off road fuels are dyed red.  There is a 100 gallon minimum
or price will increase. Deliveries to Durham are 200 gallon
minimum. For delivery call Sidney at 1-877-678-1601

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good cold morning today,

 

Gasoline is up by 7/10ths of a cent per gallon. Diesel fuel is up by 6/10ths of a gallon. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3359

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8433

PREMIUM

2.5375

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0449

ULS

2.5116

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.0790

ULS RD

2.5138

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.5182

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

HEATING OIL PRICES

HEATING OIL PRICES FOR RALEIGH METROPOLITAN AREA
 
#2 FUEL OIL #1 KEROSENE
$2.929 $3.299
 
All off road fuels are dyed red.  There is a 100 gallon minimum
or price will increase. Deliveries to Durham are 200 gallon
minimum. For delivery call Sidney at 1-877-678-1601

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

Gasoline edged up by 4/10ths of a cent today at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel moved up by 2.6 cents. One would expect fuel to go up with the cold as it is used for heating oil. If we have a warm January then it will sell off and the price will drop. I haven’t seen any woolly caterpillars heading South so I couldn’t say. Crude oil futures for January are up $1.37 at this time to $89.16/barrel or $2.12/gallon. That equates to about 3 cents on gasoline and diesel fuel if it holds during the day. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3289

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8363

PREMIUM

2.5341

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0415

ULS

2.5056

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.0730

ULS RD

2.5074

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.5118

 

I saw  my cousin James Robert at the funeral Friday. I asked how his son is doing, the Air Force Academy graduate. James said his son was flying C-130’s over Afghanistan. Like you, I thought, that sounds like he is in the danger zone. James said, I spoke with him last week and he said, “Dad, I just completed a mission: I had to deliver the Buffalo Bills cheerleading squad!.” I guess one has to take the good with the bad.

 

Enjoy your week,

 

-Larry Hopkins

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

 

Gasoline prices are up 3.0 cents this morning at the average rack at Selma. Diesel prices are up 3.4 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3544

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8618

PREMIUM

2.5410

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0484

ULS

2.5132

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.0806

ULS RD

2.5153

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.5197

 

I have a funeral to go to this morning. My Aunt Ruth died.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices at the average rack (Oil Company) are down 1.5 cents today. Diesel fuel prices are down 1.1 cents. January crude futures are at $88.36 up slightly at this moment by 3 cents.

Prices today are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UNLEADED

2.3248

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.8322

PREMIUM

2.5288

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

3.0362

ULS

2.4793

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

3.0467

ULS RD

2.4813

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.4857

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry Hopkins