Interesting comments, here. I used to shop at Fluing J almost exclusivly. About a year or more, ago, I discovered that the local gas stations were cheaper. That never had been true, before. This change occured after the Pilot takeover, it seems.
The closest J was quite a drive (67 Ave. & I-10 in Phoenix, AZ. ), for me but, I did it anyway. Then, a Quik Trip truck stop opened at 51 Ave. & I-10 & their prices were cheaper than the J. Besides that, they were selling Low Sulphur Diesel while the others were selling ULSD.
For some reason or other, the locaL gas stations began to have cheaper pricing than the truck stops so, I started shopping their stores.
About a month ago, I had occasion to go to the QT & their prices were substantially cheaper ($3. 37/9)than the local stations. I even called a friend to tell him the good news & he asked me to go to the J & see what their prices were like ($3. 33/9). I think that the local stations were about $3. 49/9 at the same time. Now, they are up to $3. 69/9 at the local stations. Must be the holiday pricing!!! Guess that means that I'm going to have to "Labor" more to fill the truck!!!
It would be interesting to know what prompts those wild swings in pricing. I heard that after Hurricane Irene, the east coast refiners had about 29 days worth of gasoline & well over 70 days worth of diesel in stock. So, I don't know how that would effect the pricing in AZ. other than they just CAN do it.
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