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Ah, xkcd. It doesn't matter how much you make in salary unless your going to get gas reduces the amount of money you make at work . Really, what you're probably making is a tradeoff with additional leisure time: you're paying several cents extra for that time .Population Distribution: With a lot of people in a particular area, there's a big "pie" of customer dollars for C-stores to compete for. This generally leads to increased prices because the stations don't have to be AS cutthroat; regardless of how good your price is, you have only so many pumps, and at some point people will pay more to use the open pump than wait for the cheaper one. The reverse is true in rural areas; with only two stations in an entire small town, those two stations will become extremely cutthroat. However, rural prices also vary more; with only one station in easy walking distance from where you ran out of gas, they can charge you $6 to fill that gallon gas can if they want, and you'll pay it because the next gas station's another 20 miles down the road and probably has even higher prices. This, along with overhead, is generally why the Rockies states have the lowest average prices; land's cheap and people are scarce in Wyoming. But, the "price-gouging" can be seen in the rural Southwest, where there's a LOT of ground to cover between gas stations, and so the "last chance gas" along major highways just outside of town, each a nickel to a dime more than the previous station, is a common stereotype.
I don't it goes against 951, essentially he's trying to stop before he's spent 9 minutes to save a dollar (and hairy is questioning that he would have otherwise spent that 9 minutes earning more than a dollar) 18.104.22.168 01:17, 28 October 2017 (UTC The primary culprit is zone pricing, a secret and pervasive oil company strategy to boost profits by charging dealers different amounts for fuel based on traffic volume, station amenities, nearby household incomes, the strength of competitors and other factors.Some stations buy bargain gas. Many people say they find this gas to be just fine. Personally some stations gas seems to make my cars run much worse. I can say that my mileage can vary by as much as 4 miles to the gallon based on where I get my gas. So I pay more to go to those stations that consistently have provided me good gasoline. However higher prices do not necessarily mean better gas. We have a BP just down the street that seems to have bad gas while one about a half a mile away that I prefer because I have never had a bad tank of gas. Both are priced about the same.
5 Some of this is demand management. Transportation costs: Prices are higher on the East and West Coasts than in the Gulf States for a very simple reason; the bulk of the U.S. refinery capacity is along the Gulf Coast between Galveston and the Florida border. The further you are from there, the more it costs to get the fuel from the refinery to the gas station, and that cost is reflected at the pump. In fact, the East Coast imports gasoline by tanker even though the United States is now a net exporter of gasoline, because it's cheaper to buy it from foreign sources than it would be to watch it drip through the limited pipeline capacity that exists between the Gulf states and the Eastern Seaboard.But the short answer is "because they can". It's legal, provided that some people are paying less while others are paying more. Essentially the larger, richer audience is subsidizing the product for other areas. It's not terribly different than the way most drugs are priced in the world.
Comic #951 (September 14, 2011) Next > >| Working: Title text: And if you drive a typical car more than a mile out of your way for each penny you save on the per-gallon price, it doesn't matter how worthless your time is to you--the gas to get you there and back costs more than you save Comic 951: Money Funnies Title: Working; alt-text: And if you drive a typical car more than a mile out of your way for each penny you save on the per-gallon price, it doesn't matter how worthless your time is to you--the gas to get you there and back costs more than you save
Welcome to the xkcd Time Wiki Edit Hello! Edit. This is a wiki for the xkcd comic 1190: Time , and specifically the community which sprang up in the comic's discussion thread on the xkcd forums. This wiki is primarily maintained by those who read and post in the #1190 thread, but anyone who is a fan of Time is free to join in on the conversation and work on articles The comic on xkcd.com today currently loops through the last five frames of the comic. This comic now has its own article on Wikipedia. This comic was awarded the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. Format . This comic is actually a series of images which play as a rough animation. The pictures were updated over the course of time
Protip: m.xkcd.com is a clean, mobile-friendly version of xkcd.com. Protip: Scripts can fetch comics and metadata automatically. The addition to the diagram refers to the song Hey Jude, originally recorded by The Beatles. In this fixed version an extra Na has been inserted between the last two Na's, making the new Na the 11th, now out of 12