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Iris Richardson
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Around here the gas prices have come down to around $2.13 and seems to be getting lower yet. Have they begun dropping on the Islands? In some states they are below $2 now.

Iris

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Topic starter Posted : September 24, 2006 11:03 am
Marty on STT
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Still $4.03 for Premiumat the station by Tillet Gardens....

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Posted : September 24, 2006 1:35 pm
Ronnie
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Not here yet. Still in the high 3s in STT. http://www.onepaper.com/stthomasvi/?v=d&i=&s=News:Local&p=1153543238

RL

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Posted : September 24, 2006 1:35 pm
Linda J
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We're down to $2.49 regular at a few stations on STX.

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Posted : September 24, 2006 7:27 pm
Island Paul
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$2.08 today in Ohio! I know, I know, that's not on either of the VI's! And on top of that our grocery store chain has a program which gives us 10 cents off per gallon for each $50. spent on groceries, at a specific gas station.

Prices have been so out of touch with reality for so long - it's almost out of touch with reality for them to have dropped so fast.

I pray they drop over there as well, and yes, I know some of the reasons why it's higher there (and lower on STX). One of those issues that the government could choose to do something about, at least from what I heard as one of the "findings" from the look at gas prices that took place while I was on island - and that is the building of a storage facility that would be big enough to hold the kind of gas you could get from the larger tankers, which as I understood it could give you all lower gas prices.

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Posted : September 24, 2006 10:07 pm
Future Islander
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Hello Paul.

How is everything? Hope all is well.

Ohio? I thought you were going someplace warm.

We went back to STT, 9-16 September....working on our condo....expect to return in January.

Just gassed up in NJ today at $2.23.

F.I.

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Posted : September 25, 2006 12:55 am
Marty on STT
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So, lemme see if I have this right...we get to rub it in cuz we have the great weather, so you guys are gonna rub it in cuz you have the great gas prices?!? Haha! Hmmm...lemme decide which I prefer....uhhhmmmmmmm...I think I'll pay the high gas prices! haha! Plus, I get 70 mph on my Honda! (I don't fare quite as well on the Harley, though!)

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Posted : September 25, 2006 12:18 pm
stewart
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Marty,

I agree. I would rather pay higher gas prices and live in a beautiful place. Here on the coast of California, I am paying around $3.00 per gallon and I do not complain. Wife and I are doing a PMV move in January and gas prices will not be part of the the equation when it comes to deciding if we should relocate to the VIs.

Stewart

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Posted : September 25, 2006 1:47 pm
Marty on STT
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Well, besides, how far are we gonna go here, anyway, right? Haha! STT is only 3 miles wide X 13 long! Haha! And STJ is only 20 sq. mi.! STX, on the other hand...but their gas is cheap! See? It all work out in the VI!! 🙂

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Posted : September 25, 2006 1:58 pm
Island Paul
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Marty, with a temperature this morning of 44degrees (feels like 41 weather.com reports), and no ocean anywhere in sight, I too would not worry about gas prices vs oceans and beaches - especially given the size of the island and the few miles I'd drive each day on STT. Trees putting on their Fall colors and I'm hoping our winter will once again be a mild one.

Hope you're doing well (as in - enjoying) your current job! vs travelling over to STJ each day for work.

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Posted : September 25, 2006 2:12 pm
Marty on STT
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Yeah, Paul, working on STJ while living on STT was no picnic, I'll tel ya! Every day was a 13.5 hour day! ugh! I MUCH prefer being a mechanic to working in a retail store! I'm just not suited to retail! Now just gimme a timeshare property and a prospect and lookout! Haha!

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Posted : September 25, 2006 4:12 pm
Robert
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I just drove / got towed (LONG STORY) across the US from CA to VA where I am leaving my car with my parents. The cheapest I saw was 2.03!

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Posted : September 25, 2006 6:06 pm
STT Resident
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I'd worry more about WAPA prices. Although the huge jump in electricity will supposedly be reduced in October by 7%, we still pay the highest rate for electricity under both the US Flag and in the Caribbean. And the panacea of a 7% reduction for October billing will no doubt be quickly followed by yet another increase in the ensuing months as long as WAPA struggles to provide service while in the red and the VI Government still at last count owes $60 million to WAPA....

Concomitantly, propane gas just jumped from $70/tank to $74. Just six years ago it was $50/tank.

For an ongoing discussion about WAPA, I suggest all readers of this forum who have any real interest in relocation go to St Thomas Source which is our wonderfully intelligent on-line newspaper here in the US Virgin Islands. Both their news and their op-ed forum should be "required reading" for all residents and potential residents.

When in Rome? First you have to learn about Rome!

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Posted : September 25, 2006 7:43 pm
East Ender
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My Domino station on the East End of St Thomas went from $3.47 to $3.31 on Friday. Big whoop, huh? But it isn't that lousy self-service that you have to endure in the States! Someone actually pumps the gas for you. Sometimes you can convince them to wash your windshield, if the squeegy hasn't walked away. Can you imagine???

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Posted : September 25, 2006 9:52 pm
Anonymous
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Somehow when I think of Full Service, Domino does not come to mind. I just got back from a visit to the states and had a full service fill up for $2.14. They cleaned my windshield and asked if I wanted my oil checked. I was at a total loss of what to say.

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Posted : September 25, 2006 10:37 pm
East Ender
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Last time I was in the states, not only was there no one to pump the gas, you also had to read the instructions and do the entire transaction from the pump. I hate getting gasoline on my pristine hands! 😉

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Posted : September 26, 2006 12:53 am
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