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Gas Price in Des Moines

The last time gas was this low in Des Moines was January 2007 - I know, because I took a picture then as well. I keep thinking that this time is going to be the last time gas will ever be under $2.00 and I will want to show my kids how "cheap" it was at one time. Although they probably won't care because by then we will have figured out how to make cars run on air or something (hopefully).

What is it where you live?

in south louisiana regular gas is around $2.60. but we dont have ethanol in our fuel like you wacky iowan's. our super unleaded is probably around $2.70 ish. i know your secrets. i grew up in newton.
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Regular is $2.79 and 9/10 in Seattle. But a few of the Safeway grocery stores around here have built gas stations and are giving out discounts if you buy enough groceries. They keep track of this with the club cards. Fortunately I'm already using the same club card as three other people who don't own cars. So once it's time to fill the tank I've racked up a thirty or forty cent-per-gallon discount.
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We're sharing your pain Hawaii. I'm in Alaska and were hovering around $3.49 too, with the same price trends.

Kinda frustrating since we're one of the nations primary domestic sources for oil.
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Now low $1.90s here in Des Moines.

That wacky ethanol (@ nick) could help make everyone's gas cheaper ...and yes, without starving the poor of the third world.

But like all good dreams, low gas prices will disappear soon enough.

...tom...
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Brett, the super unleaded in Iowa uses ethanol which makes it cheaper. Is Des Moines seriously the lowest in the nation now (I live there too)?
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$1.94 at the HEB in Marble Falls, TX. The lines have been absolutely staggering. I'm surprised they still have stuff in the holding tanks by the end of the day!

--TwoDragons
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I'm more interested in *why* gas prices are dropping. The huge profit margin gas compines make allowes them a lot of leeway in setting their prices. It the a political reason behind this? It is fallout from the economic troubles? I have no idea! Anyone?
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I pay 86 cents per gallon to fill up: http://www.cngutah.com/images/price.jpg

That's the benefit of using natural gas instead of gasoline :)
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prices have dropped by around 20% here in the as well to just under £1 per litre.. which I make to be about $6.20 per US gallon.

$2 per gallon is cheaper than water. (bottled at least)
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$9.04895634 USD hahaha approximatly here in the good old United Kingdom - basically it was £1.197 for a litre of diesel the other week, although it is creeping down as we speak... Due a hike in a week or so's time as OPEC have anounced a cut in production rates.
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$2.09 this morning in Dayton, Ohio...but diesel is still $3.49+. Gas companies have found their bread-n-butter: raping truckers. That's why regular gas is getting cheaper. We can stop driving, truckers can't.
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£0.95 per litre, down from the high of £1.19 per litre.

Shows how much of the cost of a litre is tax when the barrel price doubles plus but the price rises by less than 20%.
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@just a guy: It's my understanding that fuel prices are dropping because the speculative investor funds have dried up, thanks to the credit crunch. Just a few years ago the US law was that the only people who could speculate in the fuel market were actual buyers and sellers, not Wall Street traders. Then the law was changed. Traders from outside the industry jumped in and drove the futures up. Now the easy money is gone, so things are returning to a more normal level.

And oh yeah, I'm another Idiot Out Wandering Around (SE of DSM).
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2.35 just outside Baltimore.

Isn't it amazing (she said sarcastically) how gas prices drop just before an election that republicans want to win? Or for that matter, how they dropped just after 9/11?
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$2.13 at the stations on my way to work this morning. That's for 10% ethanol blend, thanks to the gubment subsidies. That only works in the corn belt because of the cost to ship it outside the area.

@A Noun: "Isn’t it amazing (she said sarcastically) how gas prices drop just before an election that republicans want to win? Or for that matter, how they dropped just after 9/11?"

Yeah; and isn't it amazing that the Republican magic has penetrated to the middle east markets to bring us oil at >$70 a barrel? There's about as much of a control connection there as Obama has to stopping the rise of the oceans. Give us a break.
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It's $3.05 at the gas station by my house in Hollywood. The highest it rose this summer was $4.71.

Other areas in L.A. were more expensive than that. There is a gas station at Melrose and Fairfax that is notoriously expensive. It's usually around 40 cents more per gallon. Not sure why. It's not Beverly Hills.

Also, the area around LAX -- namely Inglewood -- is currently around $2.85 - $2.99 per gallon and dropping.

Not as cheap as the rest of the country, but it's nice to those of us who are used to these prices.
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Bobbert Jefferson's calculations are a litle out as, although it's still about £1:00 per litre here in the UK, the UK imperial gallon is actually 1.20 US liquid gallons by volume and at todays exchange rate (£1.00 :$1.6413) that puts the equivalent pump price at about $6.22 per US gallon. So I still don't want to hear any complaints from you guys about your $2.00 per gallon nightmare.
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$6.08 in the UK (96.9p per liter)

The working out 96.9p = $1.606 1 US Gallon = 3.7854 liters

So 1.606 x 3.7854 = $6.0793 per gallon
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Price dropped a few cents this morning; it was $2.10 for 10% ethanol blend when I went by at lunchtime.

I tend to pay the extra to get the Regular though; my vehicles get 2-3mpg more using Regular instead of the blend. Probably works out to about the same cost per mile driven.
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Here is Kentville, Nova Scotia, we were excited to see our gas at 99 cents a litre this morning ($3.75 per gallon). It's been a LONG time since we've been under a dollar a litre...
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