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GAS PRICES ON ST. THOMAS CONTINUE TO DROP WHILE ST. CROIX STAYS STEADY AT $3.39

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STXBob
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Yes, virtually all of the STX stations changed their prices by the same amount, at the same time, all but proving the case for price fixing.

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Posted : September 9, 2015 10:25 am
Novanut
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NAH! They would never do that. This is a free market economy after all...

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Posted : September 9, 2015 10:29 am
Alana33
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And you're still paying 10¢ more per gallon than on STT.

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2015 11:15 am
East Ender
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And you're still paying 10¢ more per gallon than on STT.

Yes, but think of all those years they had cheap gas and we were paying the big bucks!:P

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Posted : September 9, 2015 11:39 am
CruzanIron
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And you're still paying 10¢ more per gallon than on STT.

Grab a map and look at the shipping travel distance.

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Posted : September 9, 2015 12:17 pm
Alana33
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If an outcry had not been made, you'd still be paying $3.39 a gallon.
Keep pressure on as by Dec., stateside gas prices will be below $2.
We're ALL still paying more.

Anyone know what the actual cost of gas, delivered, is vs. the mark-up at the pump?

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2015 12:26 pm
Alana33
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Just paid $2.69 a gallon for regular @ Racetrack. I could hardly believe my eyes!
I was so excited to see price come down more and when mentioned to proprietor, he said it was just a "back to school promo!" Back up tomorrow. Bummer.

:@)Glad I waited to fill up until this week.

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2015 4:27 pm
BeachcomberStt
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Posted : September 9, 2015 6:49 pm
BeachcomberStt
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Just paid $2.69 a gallon for regular @ Racetrack. I could hardly believe my eyes!
I was so excited to see price come down more and when mentioned to proprietor, he said it was just a "back to school promo!" Back up tomorrow. Bummer.

:@)Glad I waited to fill up until this week.

Darn it. Had a good thing going. Unhappy to hear it is a "back to school special."

Also, filled up today.

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Posted : September 9, 2015 7:16 pm
Scubadoo
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Keep pressure on as by Dec., stateside gas prices will be below $2.

Stateside prices are already below $2. At the BJs where I would get gas in NC (not the lowest prices in the region) it's $2.04 today on gasbuddy. But they still rip us off for premium at .50 more.

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Posted : September 9, 2015 11:24 pm
CruzanIron
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Keep pressure on as by Dec., stateside gas prices will be below $2.

Stateside prices are already below $2. At the BJs where I would get gas in NC (not the lowest prices in the region) it's $2.04 today on gasbuddy. But they still rip us off for premium at .50 more.

But our heating oil is way cheaper than in the states.

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Posted : September 10, 2015 8:27 am
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Many years ago (70's??) when there were gas shortages and here in AZ there was rationing, You could only get gas every other day ( if your license plate ended in an odd number you could not get gas on days for the even numbers ).
The US government set the amount that the owners could mark up the gas. Also the owners had to sell to anyone. Some tried and were fined for trying to keep the gas for their regular customers.
Lines were very long, sometimes a block ling. Lots of fights at the pumps.
I am not sure but I think you were also limited to the amount of gas you could buy every other day.

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Posted : September 10, 2015 1:00 pm
watruw8ing4
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Many years ago (70's??) when there were gas shortages and here in AZ there was rationing, You could only get gas every other day ( if your license plate ended in an odd number you could not get gas on days for the even numbers ).
The US government set the amount that the owners could mark up the gas. Also the owners had to sell to anyone. Some tried and were fined for trying to keep the gas for their regular customers.
Lines were very long, sometimes a block ling. Lots of fights at the pumps.
I am not sure but I think you were also limited to the amount of gas you could buy every other day.

The first odd/even rationing was during oil embargo in '73 - I remember because I couldn't get home from college to attend my grandfather's funeral. Some states also used odd/even rationing during the energy crisis in '79. Mine (PA) was one of them. But I remember the long lines elsewhere then, too.

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Posted : September 10, 2015 1:32 pm
East Ender
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Many years ago (70's??) when there were gas shortages and here in AZ there was rationing, You could only get gas every other day ( if your license plate ended in an odd number you could not get gas on days for the even numbers ).
The US government set the amount that the owners could mark up the gas. Also the owners had to sell to anyone. Some tried and were fined for trying to keep the gas for their regular customers.
Lines were very long, sometimes a block ling. Lots of fights at the pumps.
I am not sure but I think you were also limited to the amount of gas you could buy every other day.

God bless Jimmy Carter...

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Posted : September 11, 2015 12:16 am
BeachcomberStt
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Cars wait in long lines during the gas shortage. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Warren K. Leffler)

I vividly remember those days!

Many years ago (70's??) when there were gas shortages and here in AZ there was rationing, You could only get gas every other day ( if your license plate ended in an odd number you could not get gas on days for the even numbers ).
The US government set the amount that the owners could mark up the gas. Also the owners had to sell to anyone. Some tried and were fined for trying to keep the gas for their regular customers.
Lines were very long, sometimes a block ling. Lots of fights at the pumps.
I am not sure but I think you were also limited to the amount of gas you could buy every other day.

The first odd/even rationing was during oil embargo in '73 - I remember because I couldn't get home from college to attend my grandfather's funeral. Some states also used odd/even rationing during the energy crisis in '79. Mine (PA) was one of them. But I remember the long lines elsewhere then, too.

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Posted : September 12, 2015 2:59 pm
Alana33
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17 states now sell gas at or below $2.03 per gallon according to this morning's news.

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2015 3:10 pm
OldTart
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Move to one of those states if it's that huge of an issue. What's the price in Guam these days?

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Posted : September 12, 2015 4:49 pm
Alana33
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No need for your rude comment, OT.

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2015 5:03 pm
OldTart
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No need for your rude comment, OT.

Nothing rude in making a suggestion. What's the price of gas in Guam?

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Posted : September 12, 2015 6:10 pm
Alana33
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Why don't you look it up since you're the one interested.

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2015 6:12 pm
wanderer
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Why don't you look it up since you're the one interested.

In 1935, I paid 10 cents for a gallon of gas. Those were good days. This country is going to hell.

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Posted : September 12, 2015 6:43 pm
Alana33
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If you paid 10¢ a gallon in 1935, you're obviously way past your peak.

Not to change the subject but here's an interesting article from NY Times on the results of continued burning of fossil fuels.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/12/science/climate-study-predicts-huge-sea-level-rise-if-all-fossil-fuels-are-burned.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=MostPopularFB&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2015 7:36 pm
speee1dy
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i remember the gas lines and the odd/even -way before carter took office

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Posted : September 12, 2015 8:16 pm
OldTart
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Why don't you look it up since you're the one interested.

I would think that comparing the price in other US territories would be relevant. In June 2015 when stateside prices had been holding steady for several weeks at $2.86/gallon, the price in Guam was over $4/gallon.

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Posted : September 12, 2015 8:42 pm
Alana33
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I doubt comparing prices in Guam on the other side of the world, closer to Vietnam, China and Indonesia, is relevant. Maybe to you.

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2015 9:00 pm
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