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WhereRWe?
08-23-2006, 05:34 PM
Anyone need gas? Seems like there's a gas war going on in Newport. Six stations all are tied with the lowest regular gas prices in the state - $2.69, and a seventh has gas at $2.72. :eek: :eek:

And after that, we can go to the WalMart Supercenter! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Mainiac1957
08-23-2006, 05:37 PM
There was an article in today's BDN on that. Seems Greg Lovely, noted Newport business man bought the Valero Station. He is now selling gas at a bare minimum profit. He will make his money on sales in the C-store instead. The other stations in town have had to follow suit or lose all there gas sales I guess. He also is buying a Citgo on west Rt 2 which he plans on doing the same. He is sick of consumers getting in the butt on gas pricing. So there!! You go Greg!!:D :D

becket
08-23-2006, 05:48 PM
wow! gas has been $2.79 at the citgo in blue hill for a week - while at the station just down over the hill in the middle of town it's $3.20! go figure!

hoys
08-24-2006, 10:31 AM
I don't know how many of you use it, but www.mainegasprices.com (http://www.mainegasprices.com) has a user-maintained database to keep track of the lowest fuel prices. They are part of a larger, US-wide site called www.gasbuddy.com (http://www.gasbuddy.com) - I used to maintain prices when I lived in Kentucky, but since I telecommute here I don't see gas stations all that regularly (and Topsham is well covered by contributors).

(note: in the ultimare irony, I just tried to visit the site and mainegasprices.com is down at the moment, figures...)

One interesting site feature (new) is the "Gas Price Temperature Chart" that graphically shows average prices across the US:

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx

MoxieMan
08-24-2006, 11:16 AM
Man, would I like to see those prices...here in Southern NH the lowest around is $2.91

RanMan22
08-24-2006, 11:51 AM
Filled up the other day for $2.77..................in Pennsylvania. ;)


-RanMan22

WhereRWe?
08-24-2006, 12:47 PM
I don't know how many of you use it, but www.mainegasprices.com (http://www.mainegasprices.com) has a user-maintained database to keep track of the lowest fuel prices. They are part of a larger, US-wide site called www.gasbuddy.com (http://www.gasbuddy.com)

That's where I got the information for my post - and the site has been mentioned a couple of times in the past.

A great resource! When we went on vacation in June, and hit a LOT of states, I used it a lot to determine if I bought gas "now", or waited until I got to the next state! :D :D

WhereRWe?
08-24-2006, 12:49 PM
Man, would I like to see those prices...here in Southern NH the lowest around is $2.91

We were in the Lake Winnepessaukee (didn't check spelling) area the first 3 days of this week, and saw gas prices generally in the $2.82 - $2.87 range. Then crossed into Maine where it was all $2.99! :eek: :eek:

firefighterjake
08-24-2006, 12:55 PM
We were in the Lake Winnepessaukee (didn't check spelling) area the first 3 days of this week, and saw gas prices generally in the $2.82 - $2.87 range. Then crossed into Maine where it was all $2.99! :eek: :eek:

Live Free or Die! . . . New Hampshire's Motto

We'll Tax You Until Your Death . . . Maine's new Motto :D

J_Cyr
08-24-2006, 02:26 PM
Wer'e still at $3.04... highest in the state

hoys
08-24-2006, 02:42 PM
We'll Tax You Until Your Death . . . Maine's new Motto :D

Until?!?! You mean they repealed the inheritance tax? (grin)

Seriously, I love being back home in Maine, hated to leave in the first place. But tax-wise, my favorite state was New Hampshire. No sales tax, no income tax, it was truly a beautiful place, tax-wise. And otherwise, of course, but I need some salt air in my lungs or it ain't home...

Cache Maine
08-24-2006, 04:10 PM
We were in the Lake Winnepessaukee (didn't check spelling) area :eek: :eek:

Winnipesaukee, you were close!

WhereRWe?
08-25-2006, 09:00 AM
Winnipesaukee, you were close!

Sheesh! I can spell Norridgewock, Kennebec and Penobscot, but some of those Indian names in New Hampshire are GHASTLY! ;) ;)

WhereRWe?
08-25-2006, 04:22 PM
When I went through Newport this morning on my way to Bangor, regular gas at the Irving Mainway in Newport was $2.63. When I came back at about 3:00 this afternoon, the price was $2.59, with LONG lines of cars lined up to fill up!

:eek: :eek: :eek: