Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Good news, gasoline dropped by 5.0 cents today. Diesel fuel is down by 5.3 cents. Your prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9825

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4899

PREMIUM

2.1842

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6916

ULS

2.0839

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6513

ULS RD

2.0872

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4106

 

Ever wonder what the marketing people with cereal are thinking? I do! They create these cute little characters like the Min-Wheats cereal, that talk, sing, and cheer the kids on to school. Then they expect kids to eat the cereal like they were canibals or some such. After they bond with their cereall, kids are expected to chow down on them. I am assuming the ads like most ads are aimed at the children, not the parents. It just does not compute.

 

Enjoy your day,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline is down 4/10ths of a cent. Diesel fuel is down by 2.1 cents. October crude futures are 14 cents to $74.56 or $1.78/gallon. Being this is the last day of the month, prices could change wildly as traders settle their positions. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0320

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5394

PREMIUM

2.2265

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7339

ULS

2.1369

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7043

ULS RD

2.1402

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4636

 

We are coming to the end of things with the ‘clear’ nonethanol gasoline. Marathon and all companies with product at Kinder Morgan #1 will no longer have pure gasoline after October 1st of this year. That will leave only one terminal with the ‘clear’ or pure gasoline available at Selma and that is temporary. Given the situation, we would rather change now before forced to depend on one terminal and plan on a gradual changeover between now and then. What we will do is send one of our team members around to check your gas tank for water and sediment which we will pump out and remove. We will place a filter on your pump, if it does not already have one, to catch any sediment or water that might be left. Any water or sediment in your vehicle’s fuel system will be cleaned out by the ethanol, which is an effective solvent. Be prepared to change your fuel filters if necessary. Once we have cleaned all of the tanks, then we will change all customers together and begin pricing and delivering E10. All service stations and all brands in this area have made this change. If you have bought gasoline at a service station then you have already used E10.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry Hopkins

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

I was out walking early this morning, a cool mist was rising up through the trees and around the street lights which winked out one by one. I am ready to say goodbye to August and the heat. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to face another exciting week.

Gasoline is up again by 5.5 cents. I made a mistake Friday in my gasoline and I copied the low gasoline price, not the average. I shall try harder. Diesel prices are up 3.4 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.0356

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.5430

PREMIUM

2.2362

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.7436

ULS

2.1581

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7255

ULS RD

2.1640

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4874

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Friday morning,

 

Another work week has passed. Gaoline prices are up again by 3.1 cents. Diesel is also up by 4.1 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9585

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4659

PREMIUM

2.1240

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6314

ULS

2.1239

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6913

ULS RD

2.1276

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4510

 

I was watching the history channel this morning. A doceumentary was playing on the air war in WWII. I wanted to see how it ended but I had to leave to come to work. The Japanese were winning when I left home.

 

I remember when  I heard about 9-11, I knew immediately that I had heard something like it before. Tom Clancy wrote a book published in 1994 entiled Debt Of Honor,( I attached a summary above, just read the last paragraph) in which  Japanese man in order to exact revenge for the defeat of his country in WWII, kamikazi-like he flies a Boeing 747 into the Capital Building during the State Of the Union Address, thereby decapitating the government of the USA. As I sit here, I can bet that in all probability a Saudhi intellectual, educated in the West, read that book and that is where the idea for 9-11 came from. Thank you Tom Clancy.

If you read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, he explains how Saudhi money was being used to found fundamentalist Moslem convservative schools all over Pakistan and these schools were the source of the Taliban.

Another book America’s Secret War by George Friedman (of the Stratfor think tank) in which the author proclaims that Saudhi Arabia was the source of 9-11 and was sponsoring terrorism through charities (which sponsored the schools in Pakistan and terrorist camsp). Friedman writes that President Bush could not invade Saudhi Arabia as it is the center of the most holy cities of the Moslem faith and this would unite the Moslem world into the what the Jihadist of 9-11 wanted was a United Moslem country. They were counting on the reacations of the US to unite the Moslem world which would rise up and eventually take over the world. It did not happen. The Bush Administration invaded Iraq to pressure Saudhi Arabia to reign in these conservative elements. Sodamn was a bad person, but it never was about Iraq. Bush Admin. could not tell the American people the truth because they could not sell it.

 

I find this logic hard to follow but it does seem to be the truth. The other option was to attack Afghanistan and stop there.

My solution is to use ocean generators to creat cheap electricity, use the excess electrcity to free hydrogen from water to fuel our cars/trucks and we keep our money in the US and we bankrupt Saudhi Arabia, Russia, Iran and Venezuela. We get the last laugh.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good afternoon,

 

I am late. I have been out calling on customers. My Dad called it beating the bushes, trying to scare up a little business. Gasoline prices are up today by 2.6 cents. Diesel prices are up 4.3 cents at the average rack in Selma.

Gasoline futures are up 4 cents at the present time. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9271

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4345

PREMIUM

2.1349

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6423

ULS

2.0834

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6508

ULS RD

2.0898

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4132

 

I was watching a cable channel the other day, Animal Planet or some such, and there was this show on training your dog. Part of the show was about teaching your dog to obey. The idea is to set your dog across from you and a low table, coffee table perhaps, place a pizza on the table between you, and order the dog not to eat the pizza. You eat the pizza while he watches. The advanced version is to pretend to faint or fall over dead and then see  how long it takes before the dog eats the pizza.

Now, I imagine my dog Sami who is a yellow lab, the European version which is shorter than the American lab but stockier but with a much broader head. One lady came up to me, and looking down at Sami says to me, oh he has a block head. To her I replied, Yes he does but how did you know, you just met him.

Anyway, here is what Sami would think if I fell over dead on the otherside of the pizza.

 

First second:  Hey, he’s dead!

 

Second second: Wow, he won’t be needing that pizza!

 

Third, fourth and fifth second:  Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

 

Sixth second: Gulp!

 

Enjoy the rest of your day,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

Gasoline down again by 1.5 cents. Diesel fuel is also down, by 3.3 cents at the average rack in Selma. These are the lowest prices since about February. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9009

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4083

PREMIUM

2.1100

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6174

ULS

2.0400

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6074

ULS RD

2.0435

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.3669

 

Little change in crude prices, September is $71.67/barrel or $1.71/gallon. That leaves a spread between crude and unleaded of less than 20 cents to refine and transport to Selma. What could change prices? Things like war in the Middle East or a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico (wonder why it isn’t named the Gulf of Florida?)

 

A hurricane going up the east coast, even if it does not make landfall could raise hightides that drown all the turtle nests. Yesterday, the first ever recorded Leatherback turtle nest successfully hatched (first ever recorded by the Conservancy on Bald Head). That puts the number of nest this year at 72, 1 green, 1 leatherback and the rest are loggerheads. Baby turtles like puppies are all cute. Most of the turtle nests on the East Coast by, a far amount, are in Florida. We have Danielle, a category 1 hurricane, going up the center of the Atlantic today and should pass to the East of Bermuda. There is another cyclone developing right behind it so things are heating up coming off of Africa.

 

Best regards,

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good morning,

 

It seems that gasoline has dropped again by 4.2 cents. Diesel fuel went down by 1.8 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9195

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4269

PREMIUM

2.1268

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6342

ULS

2.0726

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6400

ULS RD

2.0752

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.3986

That puts the spread between unleaded and diesel fuel at 15.3 cents before taxes. Federal excise is 6 cent higher for diesel fuel than gasoline.

 

That was quite a rain shower driving in this morning. There were the enevitable wrecks and slowdowns. The radio disk jockeys poke fun and ridicule the ‘rubberneckers’. I feel entirely different. I would be repelled in horror at a society that could ride by an ambulance scene and not wonder if only for a moment who was hurt, how badly and maybe say a prayer that things will turn out for the best. Oh, yeah, God bless the rubberneckers.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Monday morning,

 

We have another exciting week ahead. Gasoline is up by 6/10ths of a cent at the average rack in Selma. Diesel prices droppe  by 5.2 cents. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9615

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4689

PREMIUM

2.1651

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6725

ULS

2.0906

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.6580

ULS RD

2.0934

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4168

 

Crude is little changed at this time.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Good Friday morning,

 

Gasoline is down 2.8 cents today. Diesel fuel is unchanged. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9551

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4625

PREMIUM

2.1592

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6666

ULS

2.1430

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7104

ULS RD

2.1225

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4459

 

Ever notice when you go to the store and see all of those frozen food packages, how great the food looks in the picture on the box. Then you take it home and get ready to microwave that salisbury steak dinner or bake that frozen pizza. You take it out of the box and ‘Yuk!’ where is the colorful food pictured on the box. Everything in the real food is shades of brown like it was spoiled or something. The pizza box looks good enough to eat with bright green peppers, red sauce and yellow cheese, all yummy. But the real things is green-brown, red-brown and yellow-brown. Cooking it doesn’t seem to help the looks that much either.Next time go to Hungry Howie’s.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

-Larry

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

Hello,

 

Prices of gasoline at the average rack are up 1.3 cents/gallon. Diesel fuel is basically unchanged. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

1.9831

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.4905

PREMIUM

2.1900

0.1840

0.3215

0.0019

2.6974

ULS

2.1436

0.2440

0.3215

0.0019

2.7110

ULS RD

2.1445

0.0000

0.3215

0.0019

2.4679

 

Crude prices are stable at this time.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry