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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    The Headline in USA Today: Oil drops 15% in a week.

    Well I guess that means we should see a 50+ cents a gallon reduction in gasoline prices tomorrow at the pump! I'm waiting.......waiting.......waiting. Drums fingers on table. Lah-de-dah-de-dah-dah-dah. Heeeeello oil companies, anyone at home? I hear crickets!

    End the tax breaks for the oil industry!

    Any minute now, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    The answer is no, they aren't affected. Service stations add on a certain percentage or cents per gallon to all their wholesale gasoline purchases. Their profit remains the same or goes up when the price of crude changes.
    This is only partially true. When gas prices go up, customers become more price sensitive. So when you have gas stations clustered together at a local intersection, it becomes a game of bluff on which station raises their price first. Even if the difference is a penny, the customer will go there. So it actually squeezes their profit margin as they take on higher wholesale prices and try to keep the retail price the same as long as they can, hoping to make it up with sales of goods in the convenience mart. So when oil prices do go down, they then hang on to the high prices as long as possible to try to make the most out of it. Of course, this scenario doesn't apply to all stations, especially for ones with no competition for blocks around.

    I don't know if you use Costco gas but if you do, ever notice when gas prices spike, the price difference between Costco and outside stations narrow significantly. This tends to support the idea that outside stations are trying to hold onto a given price as long as possible, eating into their margins. Costco, on the other hand, probably sells gas at break even, it brings in the membership fees and shoppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuatree View Post
    I don't know if you use Costco gas
    I live in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We have Costco down the street, but they are not allowed to sell gas anywhere in Mexico. All the oil industry and service stations are owned by PEMEX, the nationalized oil company. I am currently paying $2.80 per gallon for 87 octane. My hybrid SUV gets an average of 35 mpg. I'm not complaing here.

    Costco, on the other hand, probably sells gas at break even, it brings in the membership fees and shoppers.
    Totally agree. Like their hotdogs (same price in Mexico as US) gasoline is a loss leader.
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    Hilo is at $4.57 per gallon. With my Kamaaina card I was able to slash 15-cents off per gallon, every Sunday. Wow, who would have ever thought about getting so giddy at $4.42 per gallon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Who would have ever thought about getting so giddy at $4.42 per gallon!
    Some say it's a main reason for higher prices, pretty soon you may be cheering $5 per. Support your National scam!

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    Here in Jokelahoma, it is just now hitting 3.80 a gallon and I am absolutely shocked to read this thread and see that the islands are only at 4. I would have thought for sure it would be in the 5 or 5 and a half range.

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    Hana, Maui saw $6 something recently, and it probably hasn't gone down much, if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memorylane View Post
    Here in Jokelahoma, it is just now hitting 3.80 a gallon and I am absolutely shocked to read this thread and see that the islands are only at 4. I would have thought for sure it would be in the 5 or 5 and a half range.
    In Californicate it is around $4.50 per. Haven't seen any price reductions since crude lost value.

    I like your sense of humor about your home State.

    Repeal the tax breaks for the oil industry.
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    Over the last couple of days, from the gas station I pass daily, I've seen prices go down a little (from 4.47 to 4.42, I think). This was expected, and I see it going down for a while longer, before going up and up again. But over the long haul, gas prices will keep going up. One step lower, two steps higher.

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    The last time I filled up, 82 was at 4.39. I'm waiting for that price before I fill up again! I'll check out Lex Brodie's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Hana, Maui saw $6 something recently, and it probably hasn't gone down much, if at all.
    Nice that you remembered what I wrote in post #118 on April 28:

    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Cheap gas in Hana hit $6 per gallon today. Here it is: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/b...120891514.html .
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    memories...

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    ...........

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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    memories...
    Here ya' go.

    Round me at twilight come stealingShadows of days that are goneDreams of the old days revealingMem'ries of love's golden dawn

    Memories, memoriesDreams of love so trueO'er the sea of memoryI'm drifting back to you

    Childhood days, wild wood daysAmong the birds and beesYou left me alone, but still you're my ownIn my beautiful memories

    Sunlight may teach me forgettingNoonlight brings thoughts that are newTwilight brings sighs and regrettingMoonlight means sweet dreams of you

    Memories, memoriesDreams of love so trueO'er the sea of memoryI'm drifting back to you

    Childhood days, wild wood daysAmong the birds and beesYou left me alone, but still you're my ownIn my beautiful memories
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    Anyway, back on topic... paid $4.349/gallon for regular at Costco in Waipio yesterday. I just realized that as I've been posting prices as comments with photos whenever I "check in" to the gas station, I have a decent record of prices over time...

    $3.759 on March 13
    $3.969 on March 28
    $4.039 on April 5
    $4.299 on April 28
    $4.349 on May 11

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    I paid $2.82 today for 87 octane at the Cabo Colorado Pemex here on the Corridor in Los Cabos. They pump the gas and clean my windshield and I tip 10 pesos ( about 85 cents) on each fillup. It makes everyone a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    I paid $2.82 today for 87 octane at the Cabo Colorado Pemex here on the Corridor in Los Cabos.
    OMG!!!

    87 here in Kaneohe dropped from $4.49 yesterday to $4.35 this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    87 here in Kaneohe dropped from $4.49 yesterday to $4.35 this morning.
    LikiNuki, how much is marine diesel in 808 right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    LikiNuki,
    Interesting spelling of my name. Margarita induced?

    how much is marine diesel in 808 right now?
    Today it's $4.70 at the fuel dock at Heeia Kea boat harbor here on Kaneohe Bay.
    How much is it in Cabo?
    I sure hope they rebuilt that ancient old wobbly wooden fuel dock there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Interesting spelling of my name. Margarita induced?
    Liki, that's a durn lie! It is 3 margaritas induced!

    Today it's $4.70 at the fuel dock at Heeia Kea boat harbor here on Kaneohe Bay.
    How much is it in Cabo?
    Please sit down. It is between US$3 to $3.30 per gallon.....depending. And I get a quantity discount from that when my 700 gallon tanks are empty, which is hardly ever. So for me, it is realistically under $3 per gallon.

    I sure hope they rebuilt that ancient old wobbly wooden fuel dock there!
    You have no idea how modern that marina is now with the attendent $30 to $40 per foot rates per month. I keep my boat in La Paz and pay about $13 per foot which includes electricity, water, and wireless Internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    Please sit down. It is between US$3 to $3.30 per gallon.....depending. And I get a quantity discount from that when my 700 gallon tanks are empty, which is hardly ever. So for me, it is realistically under $3 per gallon.
    And you're still sure you want to bring your boat over here?!?
    Like you, I always kept my tanks full. It stopped any condensation from building up, plus I was always ready for any sudden search and rescue operations and didn't have to stop at the fuel dock first.
    My 50' Grand Banks had tanks bigger than yours, but didn't burn as much fuel as my 39' Sea Ray Express, which ran a lot faster and sucked tons of fuel. The only good part was that because of my business, all my fuel costs were tax deductible. Whew.

    You have no idea how modern that marina is now with the attendent $30 to $40 per foot rates per month. I keep my boat in La Paz and pay about $13 per foot which includes electricity, water, and wireless Internet.
    $30 to $40 in Cabo -- yikes! Are the slips full at those prices?
    I've seen lots of photos of the marina there now. Sad, in a lot of ways. When I first went to Cabo San Lucas it was just a quiet little fishing village, with that crumbly old fuel dock and one pier over on the southeast side of the harbor; the rest of the harbor was just moorings and anchorage areas.
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    going back down...$4.29 per gallon this morning (5/14/11) in Hilo
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    Interesting to go back to the start of this thread exactly 3 years ago. Gas was breaking the $4./gal. barrier then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    87 here in Kaneohe dropped from $4.49 yesterday to $4.35 this morning.
    That was just three days ago, and it dropped another 6 cents last night, to $4.29.
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    Yesterday Lex Brodie's was $4.449 for 87. Waiting for it to dip another 5 before filling up. Maybe tomorrow.

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