Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are up by 2.3 cents today.  Diesel fuel prices are up by 3.6 cents at the average rack in Selma. Crude oil is up 43cents to $87.05. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.2748

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.7662

PREMIUM

2.4427

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.9341

ULS

2.3712

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.9226

ULS RD

2.3687

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.3731

 

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry Hopkins

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

Another day in Paradise, with yellow ‘snow’ on everything. My family and I headed to the coast this weekend. We had not been since New Year’s. It seems a few other people had the same original idea. Coming back last night, the last 20 miles of I-40, traffic screeched to a halt and then crawled at 10 to 20 mph, stop and go.

When we got home, Michael, my son who is twelve, was the first to notice that we had tire tracks in the pollen on the driveway. He was dancing around making patterns in the pollen and drawing a happy face. One of my Shell dealers has a carwash. He calls this the ‘Gold dust season’. The cherry blossoms and daffodils are fading. We have the light greens torrents of spring with new growth on the trees, redbud and dogwood are in full bloom and the small azaleas are beginning to bloom. The giant azaleas come last, long after threat of frost. My wife’s Queen Anne’s Lace trellis is in full glory, at least for about twenty minutes. The rest of the year it is a real pain usually to the top of my head when I try to run the lawn mower under it. If it were up to me, I would take flame thrower to it ‘Zap!’, but she loves it, so I tolerate it.

Our prices are going up. Gasoline is up 3 cents today. Diesel fuel is up 5.2 cents. No relief in sight (even without cataracts). Crude oil is up $1.27 to $86.09. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.2514

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.7428

PREMIUM

2.4188

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.9102

ULS

2.3348

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.8862

ULS RD

2.3312

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.3356

 

Have a good day,

 

-Larry H.

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices continue to creep up, today by 2 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up today by 3.8 cents. Crude is up 84 cents to $84.60 at this time.

Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.2211

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.7125

PREMIUM

2.3857

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8771

ULS

2.2833

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.8347

ULS RD

2.2780

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.2824

 

I just got back from the final eye exam before my cataract  surgery next Wednesday. I was sitting at the light and noticed  the base on my radio was far too loud so I tried to adjust it. That’s when I realized that it was not my radio but the car behind me that had this booming base. And I had the windows up! Holy Cow!

 

I was helping my son with his trumpet lessons last night. He has fallen behind his classmates and wanted to quit. It is his first year. Though I played trumpet and Baritone horn from 4th grade through high school, I have been reluctant to step in. He gets upset very easily, my help sounds too much like criticism to him so it had to be his idea, promoted by his mom. I had him doing  basic C scales, which I had never heard him practice. In just a week, he has gotten much better. Do it thirty times without stopping, you get better. Last night he did a scale once, very nicely, then started his homework. Get this: He pulls up a short music score on his computer. The computer will play if for him showing where to read along using a colored moving bar. Then he plays the score along with the computer. The computer then marks in red notes whether he was high, low, short, early or late. He can save the copy or do it again. He played it over and over for about 15 minutes until he got it right, no red notes. He saved it, then sent it to his band teachers blog. How cool is that! It made my job easy and I think we both enjoyed it.

 

Reminder:  our office is closed tomorrow for Good Friday. Emergencies call Bill at 622-8214.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

-Larry H.

 

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

We have beautiful weather moving into the Easter weekend. Our office will be closed Friday. We are treating today like a Thursday and topping off jobsite tanks. If you have any doubts about running out over the weekend, please give Bill a call and he will take care of it 622-8214. Gasoline is up at the average rack by ½ cent today. Diesel fuel is basically unchanged. Crude is up almost a dollar at this time to $83.34. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.2014

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6928

PREMIUM

2.3667

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8581

ULS

2.2449

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7963

ULS RD

2.2378

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.2422

 

Enjoy your work day,

 

-Larry H.

 

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at http://hopkinsoil.com/ but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Announcement:Texaco out Marathon in

 

Announcement:

 

Chevron Texaco is withdrawing from 12 markets on the East Coast including North & South Carolina and Virginia. By June 30th. All Texaco and Chevron stations must be debranded. Hopkins Oil will replace Texaco branded stations with Marathon Oil. Marathon Oil will rebrand the majority of the Texaco stations along with a good number of CITGO c-stores. CITGO is owned by Petroleos de Venezuela or the government of Venezuela. The CITGO dealers have seen their sales decline due to President Chavez’ comments about the U.S. If the truth were known, WilcoHess sells a great deal of Venezuelan gasoline as Hess shares a joint venture in a St. Croix refinery with the Venezuelan government. See below from the HESS website. Venezuelan crude is very heavy and only the newest refineries can process it.

 

 

HOVENSA, a joint venture between a subsidiary of Hess Corporation and a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) operates a world-class merchant refinery in St Croix, USVI. The facility is one of the most modern refineries in the United States and, with crude oil processing capacity of 495,000 barrels per day (BPD), is one of the largest in the world.

The refinery is strategically located to serve gasoline and heating oil markets in both the U.S. Gulf Coast and along the eastern seaboard, providing a ready market for finished products. The refinery is capable of receiving and processing crudes from all over the world, although the majority of crude is supplied from Venezuela.

Location Map
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The refinery operates a state-of-the-art Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit (FCC) with a current charge rate of 140,000 BPD. This unit, one of the largest in the world, is capable of producing 175,000 BPD of gasoline that meets stringent U.S. environmental standards.

In addition to the FCC, HOVENSA operates a delayed coking unit (Coker) that was commissioned in August 2002. The Coker allows for the manufacture of gasoline and heating oil using lower cost, heavy crudes, which significantly improve the conversion economics. To reduce air emissions associated with the unit, the design includes coke handling and storage systems that are completely enclosed.

 

Hopkins Oil and its Texaco dealers are  quite excited by this opportunity with Marathon. Hopkins Oil found it impossible to grow the Texaco brand in this area but should not have the same difficulty with Marathon. We will also be out from under the subjobbership with New Dixie which was cumbersome, but not to any fault of New Dixie. Scott Aman, President of New Dixie, was a pleasure to work with and to know as human being.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

 

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at http://hopkinsoil.com/ but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

Prices took a jump today. Gasoline is up by 6.3 cents at the average rack (oil company) in Selma/Apex. Diesel prices went up 4.1 cents today. Crude is little changes at this time on the NYMEX. Prices are:

 

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1339

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6253

PREMIUM

2.3101

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8015

ULS

2.2029

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7543

ULS RD

2.1932

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.1976

 

I have plans for cataract surgery next Wednesday, April 7th, my daughter’s birthday. Prices will be on our website that day. I have a lot of trouble driving at night and it is getting harder and harder to see the computer and to read the type in most books.

 

Best regards,

 

-Larry H.

 

 

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at http://hopkinsoil.com/ but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

I have about an inch of rain in my gauge this morning. I did get my grass mowed before the rain and I got the weeds out of my favorite flower bed. Gasoline prices are down at the average rack by 1.8 cents today. Diesel prices are up by 8/10ths of a cent. Crude oil is trading up at this time by $.97 to $80.97. Gasoline is trading up by 2.5 cents and diesel is up 3.5 cents. Diesel futures a year from now are 16 cents higher than today, but if that is all it goes up between now and then, we could all celebrate. Prices today are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1339

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6253

PREMIUM

2.3101

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8015

ULS

2.2029

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7543

ULS RD

2.1932

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.1976

 

One more thing. With the week of good weather, we experienced a pickup in business that we have not seen since the Great Recession began. (I think the Great Recession will be the name that history will label this unhappy time). We were forced, like many of you, to lay people off. Last week, several of our customers ran out of fuel before we could get around. This has been unheard of since we installed the wireless tank monitors. I apologize to you.

I would like to hire another truck driver. If you know of anyone good, have them contact me. I will try and have the job description out on our website by tomorrow. We need a ten-wheeler driver, Class B with Hazmat as minimum requirements.

 

Have a good day,

 

-Larry H.

 

You can view gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at http://hopkinsoil.com/ but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

Gasoline prices are down today by 1.7 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel prices are up by 7/10ths of a cent. Crude is $80.28/barrel, down .25 at this time. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1528

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6442

PREMIUM

2.3252

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8166

ULS

2.1946

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7460

ULS RD

2.1856

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.1900

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

-Larry H.

You can view these gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

We have another exciting day. Gasoline prices are down 3.1 cents today. Diesel prices are down 3.8 cents at the average rack(oil company) in Selma. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.1697

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6611

PREMIUM

2.3424

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8338

ULS

2.1879

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7393

ULS RD

2.1795

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.1839

 

Have a good day,

 

-Larry H.

 

You can view these gasoline/diesel price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com but you must first Logon to see them

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com

Gasoline & Diesel Price Changes

 

Good morning,

 

The four cherry trees that I planted in my front yard are all in full bloom. It looks like I will have to cut the grass this weekend, though it is suppose to be near freezing on Saturday morning. Gasoline is down today by 3/10ths of a cent. Diesel fuel is up by 2.3 cents. Crude is down $1.50 at the present time to $80.41. Prices are:

AV.RACK

FEDERAL

STATE

SPILL

COST

   PRODUCT

  PRICE

  TAX

TAX

TAX

With Tax

UL REG

2.2010

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.6924

PREMIUM

2.3683

0.1840

0.3055

0.0019

2.8597

ULS

2.2258

0.2440

0.3055

0.0019

2.7772

ULS RD

2.2161

0.0000

0.0025

0.0019

2.2205

 

 

You can view these price changes at any time on our website at www.hopkinsoil.com

Larry Hopkins

President

Hopkins Oil Co. Inc.

5211 Trademark Drive

Raleigh, N.C. 27610

Direct Line: 919-534-2309

Cell: 919-622-8205

Fax: 919-833-8122

larry@hopkinsoil.flywheelsites.com