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Old 11-21-2015, 09:57 AM   #29
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I remember when I was a teenager in MD. and gas stations had the price wars. Price was down to 12 cents a gallon. Never filled up, just got $4 worth and would last all weekend. Back then we never paid attention to mileage, just level on gas gauge. Then again beer was $1 a 6 pack, coke was .10 cents and a pack of cigarettes was a quarter. But wages of $1 an hour
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #30
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You would think that flying J would be the cheapest,dont they haul all there own fuel?
I see there trucks all the time
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #31
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You would think that flying J would be the cheapest,dont they haul all there own fuel?
I see there trucks all the time
They just buy and haul fuel to their locations, as far as I know, they do not own/operate a refinery........
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Flying_J
And most likely, they lease their equipment.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:34 AM   #32
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You would think that flying J would be the cheapest,dont they haul all there own fuel?
I see there trucks all the time

Back before Pilot bought out FJ, FJ did own and operate a refinery. The big spike of crude futures that drove prices up to the $150/barrel level, effectively bankrupted them. When the market went back down they were selling product at well below their cost. That's when Pilot bought the distribution part of the FJ business.


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Old 11-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #33
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one of my favorite memories is vacation with dad in his 1962 Caddy. He loved that car and always wanted a caddy. WE are in AZ and had to stop for gas, Dad paid 19cents a gallon and was cussing about the high fuel prices in AZ. LOL
In today's prices that probably is $2.00/gal.
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one of my favorite memories is vacation with dad in his 1962 Caddy. He loved that car and always wanted a caddy. WE are in AZ and had to stop for gas, Dad paid 19cents a gallon and was cussing about the high fuel prices in AZ. LOL
Ah yes, I remember as a teenager working in a service station in the 60's. I filled a car and it came to over $10. Now THAT was a BIG DEAL. Never happened before.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:30 PM   #35
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I remember gas at 0.35. And whether you filled or not the attendant washed the windshield.

Friend who worked for a car dealership that served gas said they would wash the windshield, vacuum the car and empty the ash tray.
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It's been a long time since I've seen a full service-service station,now they would want $5.00 to wash the windshield.
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I remember gas at 0.35. And whether you filled or not the attendant washed the windshield.

Friend who worked for a car dealership that served gas said they would wash the windshield, vacuum the car and empty the ash tray.
And, check the oil. While you had the hood up, you were to check belts, air filter, etc. We had a box where we put our name on the package of the belt etc we sold and each Friday the boss would give everyone a bonus for each tag (about $.010 if I recall) and an extra for the highest seller. Goes without saying, this guy did Very Well in the service station business. He had about six of them at that time. Service, don't see much of that anymore.
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When I started driving a bit more than 50 years ago, gas cost ~30 cents a gallon. According to an online inflation calculator, 30 cents then had the buying power of $2.33 today so today's gas prices are a bargain!
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When I started driving a bit more than 50 years ago, gas cost ~30 cents a gallon. According to an online inflation calculator, 30 cents then had the buying power of $2.33 today so today's gas prices are a bargain!

Yes, but, wait until these governments start adding their Carbon Tax on to save the planet. All our Learned Leaders are about to sit around a table and discuss how they can scam the plebes and make us feel good at the same time. Ours have been practicing for a few years now so they will be able to educate Mr O on how irs done.
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Worked at my families station in the early 80s and it was a big deal to see gas go over a dollar a gallon. We would pump your gas, check all your fluids and clean your windows for under a buck. I could also fill up my motorcycle and get a pack of smokes for under a buck. Was in Missouri on Thursday and gas was 1.79
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:06 PM   #41
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Went to Houston over the weekend to pick up the Bounder from PPL.
Yeah, we bought it.
Stopped somewhere between Dallas & Ennis at a big fuel/grocery store. Diesel was $2.04, I filled the tank, $135.00 for 60+ gals.
Just noticed here in OKC gas was 1.58 E10, real gas $1.83.
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