Week of November 20 to November 26 (Nat’l Avg $2.542)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped back 1.8¢ since last week to $2.542 - this time last year it was $2.139 so it's a chunky 18.8% (+40.3¢) dearer.
    Diesel is up a tiny 0.8¢ to $2.836. It's also 18.8% (+44.9¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is an increasing 11.6% premium to regular.
    A new National Average has appeared on gasprices.aaa.com, it's that lovely E85 stuff - it's current average is $2.102 - a year ago it was $1.824.

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    This morning, not so good, no detours just a bit more traffic than normal, 9°C, 11mph head/crosswind SW:
    43.3 / 22.6

    Tank steady at 43.3 / 434.7 / Range 175 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG steady at 45.0 . DTE173

    Lost 5th pip @ 415 miles
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 31.5 deg F , wind S9. 35.0 miles , 60.26 MPG. Tank is at 425.8 miles , 60.17 MPG. Hoping to get seven days from this tank and a 60PMG result. Taking the scenic route home tonight , so that (and 50 F temp ! ) should help.

    My car won't allow E85. So sad (NOT). Toyota does say E15 is okay ,which irritates me. But at my age , I'm easily irritated.

    Hey , you kids ! Get outta my yard !
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I did a bunch of short trips this weekend that I'm not going to bother reporting.

    49.3 / 4.3 - straight to work this morning with frost all over.
    Tank is down a tenth to 53.8 / 428 mi.

    F____|/___E
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Boy, do I know THAT feeling. I do report all the tanks , even though they're getting pretty bad.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today 41.5 deg F , favorable wind ! SW12. 35.0 miles , 63.98 MPG. Tank is at 494.7 miles , 60.91 MPG.
    Not sure if I can stretch this one to Thursday morning as I had hoped for ; temps will fall drastically tonight.
    But I did have a nice scenic trip home last night (one stop) ; 33.9 miles , 67.89 MPG.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, another accident on preferred route so new detour #7 again. Too much traffic, very slow, stop/start, 54°F, 5mph tail/crosswind SW:
    40.1 / 23.0

    This morning, 13°C, 11mph head/crosswind WSW, tried harder - better than yesterday:
    46.4 / 22.7


    Tank down 0.2 at 54.1 (FCD 47.5) / 480.3 / Range 125 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 44.9 / DTE 126
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 20.5 deg F , wind NW6 (headwind). 35.0 miles , 55.89 MPG. Needed electric defrost this morning , which meant driving a few more miles before getting a decent glide. At 7.5 miles , just before getting on the highway , coolant temp was 155 F. Last pip on fuel gauge started to flash at 557.7 miles. When I get to my Shell tomorrow morning , I will have about 600 miles , and hopefully 60+ MPG. Tank is now at 563.8 miles , 60.64 MPG.

    Hello , winter. Nice to see you again. ( I have to keep telling myself that , lol)
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, detour #7. Not quite as busy as Monday night, mild 55°F, 12mph tail/crosswind SW:
    40.1 / 22.8

    This morning, had to take a detour to avoid a massive queue way before the traffic light section, 55°F, 13mph head/crosswind SW:
    46.8 / 22.9


    Tank down 0.1 at 44.9 (FCD 47.3) / 526.0 / Range 70 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG steady at 44.9 / DTE 80

    Lost 6th pip @ 482 miles
     
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  9. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    42 mpg to work this morning, 4 miles, 14*F. 55.6 mpg home - 4.8 miles, 26*F.
    Tank is up a little at 42.5 mpg - 244 miles.
     
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  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night was awful! Queues everywhere :mad: - did first part of new detour #7 but then had to go on a completely different route - roads I've never been on before in 23 years of this commute :eek::

    59°F, raining, 9mph cross/headwind SSE:

    37.9 / 24.3 - fourth sub 40mpg this tank :(


    This morning, no detours, cooler 43°F, 4mph crosswind S. Dropped car pooler off then doubled back to gas station fill up as I had a 50¢ off a gallon coupon :D:

    44.4 / 22.9


    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 573.2 miles
    GallsUS: 12.94 @ £4.16/gall (after 50¢ off)
    Calc. MPG : 44.3 MPG
    Calc. Range: 28.2 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 10
    FCD MPG : 47.5 MPG (6.06% over-report)
    UG MPG : 44.7 MPG (1.01% over-report)
    No. of trips: 26
    Average trip length: 22.0
    Average speed 29mph
    Driving time on tank: 19hrs 58mins
    Days since last fill: 34
    Commuting: 75.5%
    Ave. Temperature: 49.8°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.76
    Pmpg for the tank: 122.15


    From gas station to work:
    39.2 (FCD 41.3) / 0.4
     
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  11. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Been mostly cold...and more heavy loads lately. I've slid down from 7.9mpg to 7.7. I don't think I've seen anything over 50* for more than a week. And being in the Midwest, winds have been high.

    High DEF consumption has persisted as well. Under 200mpg for DEF is kind of a warning sign. My truck's at 431k miles, I have to think it'll be sold off soon.
     
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  12. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Gord, you keep amazingly detailed stats, but did you mean 12.94 gallons not liters? 12.94 L for 573 miles would move you into the miraculous category I think.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Filled up Thursday morning on the way home. 594.9 miles (8 days) , 9.840 gallons @2.599 , 60.45 MPG. Fcd = 65.1.
    Today , 34 deg F , wind S8. 35.0 miles , 62.22 MPG. Tank is at 39.3 miles , 63.15 MPG.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Good job. You met your goal.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks, Bill. But just barely. Now , my goal is to not have too many tanks <60. Not so easy in winter.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Ha ha thanks puddlegum. Yeah, I buy in litres and convert everything to US Gallons for this forum! Fixed my error!

    Thursday night, 2UP, detour #7, it's not great for FE - some stop/start, speed bumps, hilly but it's quicker than usual route at the moment, 48°F, 16mph tailwind W:
    40.0 / 23.0

    Friday morning, mini detour to get round a garbage truck otherwise not too bad, chilly 36.5°F, 5mph head/crosswind WSW:
    46.7 / 23.0

    Tank at 42.4 (FCD 44.7) / 46.5 / Range 550 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 45.4 / DTE 568

    I've done more more journeys but I haven't pumped them into my spreadsheet yet :D
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 41.5 deg F , wind W9 ( tailwind). 35.1 miles , 63.43 MPG. Tank is at 109.7 miles , 63.43 MPG. Lots and lots of driving after work today.
    There will be fun at the end of each trip , but still...... too much driving. I am going to really cut back after the holidays.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sunday night , I ended up with about 180 miles of driving over the weekend and about 62 MPG. Not too bad considering I had a passenger for most of those miles (heat) , went into the city (lots of highway ) and sat in traffic on LSD long enough to eat up all of my SOC and start the engine.
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Friday lunchtime, 43°F, 7mph tailwind W:
    43.8 / 22.3

    Saturday morning went to collect youngest's friend, 2UP, 37°F, 9mph tail/crosswind WSW:
    48.4 / 16.7

    Came back a different way but a road was closed - needed a U-turn, 3UP:
    44.0 / 17.6

    Tank up 1.1 at 43.5 / 103.1 / Range 525 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.8 at 46.2 . DTE521
     
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