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Old 03-11-2007, 05:02 PM   #15
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I was doing some planning this evening for a trip to Alaska this summer. I still have one grandson that is to young to be into cars and girls and thinks camping with gramps is still fun.
I figure the trip will be conservatively 7500 miles. Figuring 18 mpg and $3.75 a gallon for fuel. That is over $1,600.00 just for fuel.
I have always wanted to go to Alaska but like others maybe I will plan a trip closer to home.
A couple of years ago, I found the Alaska prices to be slightly higher than those in the Left Coast of the Lower 48, but not as high as those in EhLand.

Here's an interesting site where you can put in places and get histories and current prices in USA and CA:

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Christi, indeed there is a summer/winter set of gasoline blends that may vary from area to area to compensate for the changes in the ambient temperatures (and pressures and humidities), just as there are different octane numbers for Regular, etc., at higher altitudes. Even diesel fuels have seasonal blends.

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Old 03-11-2007, 05:13 PM   #16
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$2.77 here today! at safeway i get at least a 3 cent discount which helps! i will now start a gas allotment piggy bank!!!

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Old 03-11-2007, 06:03 PM   #17
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$2.77 here today!
It was [b]$2.85 on Thursday, at the discounted "AutoPort" station on board the 32nd Street Navy Base, when I filled up before this weekend's Camping Trip.
It was [b]$2.99 today (Sunday) at the "AutoPort" on board MCAS Miramar. All of the civillian stations are over $3 (...and I am comparing prices for the cheapest 87 octane grade.)
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:04 PM   #18
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #19
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$2.15 for 87 octane here in Anchorage. (Costco) .... But bound to go up!
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:18 PM   #20
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The seasonal price adjustment on the Oregon Coast is called "Spring Break"!
$2.79 today.

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Old 03-11-2007, 11:24 PM   #21
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I had to pay $3.15 per gal today.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:55 PM   #22
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Our local ARCO station.. Regular $3.01/gal Premium $3.21/gal. I heard that gas prices will be going up about 20 cents per gallon in the next two weeks.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:44 AM   #23
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Hi: Filled the tank on the Tug on sun. @ $1.01.9/ltr. or $4.63/Imp. gal. and thought that was a Bargoon If my calculations are correct thats aprox. $3.30 U.S.D./U.S. gal. All the reasons in the world are still unreasonable !!!
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