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#4329050 - 02/14/17 11:26 AM Price Difference of Premium vs Regular
SubLGT Offline


Registered: 01/31/06
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Loc: Idaho
For the last decade here in north Idaho, there has been a 20 cent difference per gallon for Conoco premium versus Conoco regular. But recently the difference has increased to 25 cents.

What is the reason for the increase? What is the price differential in your geographical area?


Edited by SubLGT (02/14/17 11:31 AM)

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#4329059 - 02/14/17 11:31 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
Its almost .40 here now. I'm looking for ways to make my truck run on regular.
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#4329060 - 02/14/17 11:32 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12651
Loc: NE,Ohio
Historically it was 10cents per grade
example

1.99 reg (87)
2.09 super (89)
2.19 premium (92-93)

Then it went to 20cents between grades

NOW it cant be 60-70cents between reg and premium

last week gas was 1.68$ for 87 1.98 for 89 and 2.38 for 93

of course since its NE ohio we fluctuate 30-40cents at a time(speedway effect)

So 3 days ago the gas is now 2.09, 2.39, 2.69

but 20miles east near kent,oh it was still 1.81
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#4329061 - 02/14/17 11:32 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Central Texas
You're lucky. Here it is more like 45 cents.
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#4329066 - 02/14/17 11:34 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
JayhawkRoy Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 1020
Loc: Basehor, KS
Ranges from .29 (Sam's Club) to .60 (Casey's General Store) in the Kansas City area. Don't see any rhyme or reason to the differences.

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#4329073 - 02/14/17 11:37 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
RUG is the price leader, plus & premium is where the station (& oil co.) make the extra $. I've seen the difference between Top Tier regular & premium as high as $1/gallon!
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#4329077 - 02/14/17 11:39 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
JBinKC Offline


Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 113
Loc: MO,USA
60 cent difference between ethanol free premium and regular a couple days ago when I needed gas for my chainsaw.

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#4329084 - 02/14/17 11:43 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: JBinKC]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: JBinKC
60 cent difference between ethanol free premium and regular a couple days ago when I needed gas for my chainsaw.


Only ethanol free here is 90octane recreational gas usually around $3.79-$3.99

or marina gas at a similar price.
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#4329087 - 02/14/17 11:44 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
HerrStig Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
It's about half a buck up this way for a few cents worth of additives and a lot of marketing.

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#4329088 - 02/14/17 11:45 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Seems like the differential here grows when the price of regular drops...I suspect they are trying to attract customers by posting the low regular price in huge numbers and then socking it to those who have to buy midgrade or premium, they are probably less likely to drive off after they've gotten out of their car to read the tiny numbers for those on the pump. The differential can easily be 70 cents, don't think I've seen it be less than 40 cents in quite some time. Seems to me that stations that are more rural and/or off the beaten path tend to have a smaller differential...
I can't remember the details for sure, but I think I drove off from a local Shell station when they had an 80 cent differential...there was a Mobil nearby that was not so crazy, but most of their pumps were not working for some reason. Ended up at Crazy Ed's Cheep Gazz N Booze and putting some Techron in the car later... ;^)
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#4329091 - 02/14/17 11:48 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
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Loc: Midwest
Here its anywhere from .38 to .60 difference, all depending on whether is 91 E10 or 91 E0
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#4329093 - 02/14/17 11:48 AM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6178
Loc: Waco, TX
$0.35 between 87 and 93 here in Waco.

No idea what 91 is
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#4329108 - 02/14/17 12:04 PM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
Vuflanovsky Offline


Registered: 12/15/14
Posts: 1168
Loc: California
Currently, it's about 12-15 cents a gallon separating 87 regular and 91 premium. I'd speculate that the difference would be closer in states that mandate "clean air" gas like California versus the Midwest. I don't know what the gas price is in Northern Idaho but I already pay .50 more/gallon than the national average so I look at the 12-15 cent disparity as about right.

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#4329112 - 02/14/17 12:07 PM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: Vuflanovsky]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12651
Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: Vuflanovsky
Currently, it's about 12-15 cents a gallon separating 87 regular and 91 premium. I'd speculate that the difference would be closer in states that mandate "clean air" gas like California versus the Midwest. I don't know what the gas price is in Northern Idaho but I already pay .50 more/gallon than the national average so I look at the 12-15 cent disparity as about right.



So its only 12 cents between 87 and 91??? wow 1/5 the difference here.

Also we have 93 instead of 91, except 92 at speedway

We do have clean air gas mandated in the summer here and an emissions check.
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#4329115 - 02/14/17 12:13 PM Re: Price Difference of Premium vs Regular [Re: SubLGT]
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