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Post by Head Idiot on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:30 pm

general maximus wrote:Somewhat related here.

Recently one of the stations in town started selling 85 octane.  NOT E85.  Same price as the other stations in town (I think it was 2.59 at the time)  Well, they apparently did not change the big signs and only the small signs on the pumps changed.  Many folks in town did not notice right away and were pumping 85 into their cars.

Couple of days later, my kid tells me his car is not running right.  Took a couple of min to figure out what fuel he has been putting in there.  Apparently 1996 Honda Civics with 120K miles do not like 85 octane.  

Funny thing is that both stations are selling their lowest grade for the same price.  
Is the 85 octane place owned by someone not of this country originally?
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Post by general maximus on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:45 am

Head Idiot wrote:
general maximus wrote:Somewhat related here.

Recently one of the stations in town started selling 85 octane.  NOT E85.  Same price as the other stations in town (I think it was 2.59 at the time)  Well, they apparently did not change the big signs and only the small signs on the pumps changed.  Many folks in town did not notice right away and were pumping 85 into their cars.

Couple of days later, my kid tells me his car is not running right.  Took a couple of min to figure out what fuel he has been putting in there.  Apparently 1996 Honda Civics with 120K miles do not like 85 octane.  

Funny thing is that both stations are selling their lowest grade for the same price.  
Is the 85 octane place owned by someone not of this country originally?

Village Pantry. Part of a Phillips 66 corp. Not an independent owned place.

The rest of the story is that they got fined for having 85 octane there instead of the 87. Not sure if it was because it was mislabeled or because it is too low for the area. When I travel out west in the mountains, 85 is common because of altitude. I am not sure of the scientific reason but everyone else out there uses 85.

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Post by net on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 pm

2.78-2.82 today in the patch. summer blend. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post by Pike Bishop on Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:57 am

net wrote:2.78-2.82 today in the patch. summer blend. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

$2.44 in Springfield, Illinois
$2.42 in Springfield, Missouri
$2.29 in Norman Oklahoma

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Post by net on Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:11 am

Pike Bishop wrote:
net wrote:2.78-2.82 today in the patch. summer blend. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

$2.44 in Springfield, Illinois
$2.42 in Springfield, Missouri
$2.29 in Norman Oklahoma

didn't see you at track practice yesterday. you must have left early to go see heath. gas jumped yesterday afternoon.
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Post by ging on Fri May 11, 2018 10:49 am

$2.85 in sterling today Rolling Eyes
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Post by net on Fri May 11, 2018 5:41 pm

$2.88 patch.
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Post by Pike Bishop on Fri May 11, 2018 11:42 pm

net wrote:$2.88 patch.

$2.55 in Waco, Texas. It is graduation weekend for Baylor this weekend. Everything is expensive.

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Post by 4a(6afornet)north on Sat May 12, 2018 11:21 am

$2.68 in Morris when I filled this am

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Post by ging on Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:08 pm

$2.79 in sterling the last few weeks
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Post by Pike Bishop on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:29 pm

ging wrote:$2.79 in sterling the last few weeks

This past weekend the lowest I saw in Norman, OK was $2.42. When we filled up before we left on Tuesday it was $2.45.
















































































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Post by net on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:24 pm

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ging wrote:$2.79 in sterling the last few weeks

This past weekend the lowest I saw in Norman, OK was $2.42. When we filled up before we left on Tuesday it was $2.45.

is heath staying there for the summer? is he taking classes?















































































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Post by Pike Bishop on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:57 pm

net wrote:
Pike Bishop wrote:
ging wrote:$2.79 in sterling the last few weeks

This past weekend the lowest I saw in Norman, OK was $2.42. When we filled up before we left on Tuesday it was $2.45.

is heath staying there for the summer? is he taking classes?

He was here for three weeks then went back for a history class. Heath and all the football players from Texas had to play the game of keeping their mouths shut to get a good grade because their beliefs were different than the instructor. We flew him back for his Grandmother's funeral (thank you again for the flowers). Sue and I went down there on the spur of the moment for five days. He is working the OU cross country camp and has been running twice a day all summer. He bitched about how Illinois is hot and humid. In Oklahoma, it is just hot. I hope summer football is going well.


































































































































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Post by ging on Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 am

2.89 in sterling today. up 15 cents in the last week or so
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Post by Head Idiot on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:56 am

I've noticed a weird phenomenon on my travels back and forth between Decatur and Lincoln. If the Casey's in Warrensburg is 2.89 (which it was a week ago) the one by my house will also be 2.89. If the one in Warrensburg drops to 2.59 (which it was about 2 weeks ago), so will the one by my house. They're both 2.77 right now.

Now, the weird part is, no matter what those two stations have gas at, Mt Pulaski's Casey's is always 2.71. It's been 2.71 for 2 months now. No fluctuations.

Astounding, I know.
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Post by Teetime on Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm

I like the consistency on display by that Mt. Zion team.

Either that or the guy lost his extension pole and can't change the sign.


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Post by Head Idiot on Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Teetime wrote:I like the consistency on display by that Mt. Zion team.

Either that or the guy lost his extension pole and can't change the sign.

Mt Zion, Mt Pulaski.

Same same.

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Post by ging on Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:40 pm

still $2.89 in sterling.
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Post by Head Idiot on Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 pm

The price of gas finally jumped in Mt Pulaski last Friday from 2.71 to 2.75. It is 2.85 this morning.

The entertaining thing about this news is this- the price of gas in Warrensburg and by my house is currently 2.71.
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Post by net on Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 am

$2.85-$2.89 in the patch.
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