The last go-round of high oil prices....

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We're at $3.68 for reg and diesel still hovering around $5 a gallon in south Ga.
But Krispy Kreme is selling a dozen of their glazed donuts on Wednesdays for the average price per gallon. Paid $4.69 for a box of goodness this morning:emoji_sunglasses: !

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yeah my wife's benz says premium...bs, the last 10 tanks has been the cheap stuff and no ill effects.
I understand what you're saying, clifish. My wife's had several Benzs, her last being a 2015 E350That car had a naturally aspirated V-6 engine with around 300 HP. Though the specs called for premium fuel only, she alternated between premium and mid grade with no issues. Her current car is a 2018 Audi RS7P with a twin turbo V-8 and a little over 600 HP. Radically different engine, and level of performance. Top-tier premium only.
 
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I understand what you're saying, clifish. My wife's had several Benzs, her last being a 2015 E350That car had a naturally aspirated V-6 engine with around 300 HP. Though the specs called for premium fuel only, she alternated between premium and mid grade with no issues. Her current car is a 2018 Audi RS7P with a twin turbo V-8 and a little over 600 HP. Radically different engine, and level of performance. Top-tier premium only.
yeah she has the soccer mom C300 with the turbo 4 banger
 

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Filled the work truck the other day with diesel. $5.59 a gallon. Put just about $475.00 into the tank. Its a Mack with a 95 gallon tank.
 

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Filled the work truck the other day with diesel. $5.59 a gallon. Put just about $475.00 into the tank. Its a Mack with a 95 gallon tank.

I feel the pain I have a 100 gallon tank I use to fuel the tractor and skid steer filled it last week that was 465 bucks then filled my dually diesel truck the tank was in another 154 bucks then filled 4-- 5 gallon gas cans with non ethanol gas for the mower and polaris ranger not a cheap day at the gas station and the pump cuts off at 175. With a 1 ton dually 4x4 and an F150 and a Yukon XL it's never fun going to fuel up with these prices :emoji_laughing: but at least I'm comfortable when I go lol
 
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I know they are doing tons of roadwork around me and I mean some big projects.

Plenty of road work and driveways are also be paved.

Asphalt is going for $150 a ton installed in my parts right now.....2 years ago it was $55 to 70......
I've heard that asphalt roadwork is around $1,000,000 per mile. Don't know how accurate that is, but there sure is a lot of it going on here in South Carolina, too.

As for gas and diesel prices here, around $3.50 for 87 octane gas and $4.50 for diesel. Ethanol free gas is about $4.50 for midgrade and that's what I use in my boat. It all digs deep in the wallet when compared to just 2 years ago...
 

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I've heard that asphalt roadwork is around $1,000,000 per mile. Don't know how accurate that is, but there sure is a lot of it going on here in South Carolina, too.

As for gas and diesel prices here, around $3.50 for 87 octane gas and $4.50 for diesel. Ethanol free gas is about $4.50 for midgrade and that's what I use in my boat. It all digs deep in the wallet when compared to just 2 years ago...
....the $ per mile is a very subject #....IE my current project is about $30mil/mile (for 51 miles....$1.6B ish)..... The asphalt # is 5-6M ish a mile..... Interstate vs local road makes a huge difference... oil grades as well.....the numbers above were interstate type....local road stuff would have been 30% lower at least.....
 
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We are either side of $4 around east Tn, 1 of my trucks has a 36gal tank the other is 25, thankfully neither of us has to drive to work, I drive company van and she works by the net, thats saving us over $100 in gas every week at least
 
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....the $ per mile is a very subject #....IE my current project is about $30mil/mile (for 51 miles....$1.6B ish)..... The asphalt # is 5-6M ish a mile..... Interstate vs local road makes a huge difference... oil grades as well.....the numbers above were interstate type....local road stuff would have been 30% lower at least.....
WOW, and here I was thinking that $1,000,000/mile was high!!
 

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I've noticed the price differential between all-gas and EV technologies (hybrids, PHEVs, and all-battery cars) has been really going up, partic the dealer mark-up portion of the out-the-door price. Hoping gas coming down may help there too. Our next car, and we need one soon, really could be at least partially electric, but it's hard to justify the OTD price if you think gas could be equilibrating again to earlier prices.

Regarding USA's energy independence, we were leading the world in fracking technologies so we were producing (probably still are?) record amounts of natural gas...good for larger-scale electrical production but not easily put in your car's tank. So the beauty of EV's is you get to use some of that made-in-USA energy for your daily commute. The "beauty" of oil (crude or refined) is the ease of putting it in a tanker and shipping across oceans or in a pipe from Russia to Europe. But that also makes it a global commodity bought&sold on a global commodity (capitalism!) market. When wars decrease the supply, all users suffer. (I'm not looking for a politics fight but I'm on Ukraine's side in this one.)
 
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Did the same thing for my parents in PA, old man can't drive anymore (COPD, quad bi-pass) and got my mom a 4 cylinder Outback, great car for the Pocono roads.

LOL---I only got one more trip to the Poconos left, and I'll be in a plastic bag on my way to "Red Rock Run" to join my Brother Jim & both of My Parents, escorted by Bear Jr & others.

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South GA was 3.55 for 87 regular with ethanol and 5.01 for diesel only 89 bucks to fill the F150 the wife drives to work which is a 70 mile roundtrip. I had a couple projects going in the last week or so and pulled the gooseneck with and without the tractor so need to fill the F350 with diesel again
 

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