That's one of the reasons I always fill up the tank to full, and do that when it reaches the same level every time. That way I know approximately how many gallons they have to pump until full. I also have an application installed on my cell phone to keep track of every time I fill up, and since I drive the same routine the whole week I can tell what gas station gives me more mpg. It works for me. So far Esso stations give me more mpg, but my credit card has been cloned twice at Esso stations, so I don't go there anymore. Next best is Shell, and so far no prob.Regular gasoline has been at 229.7 pesos per gallon for about a month and a half or so.
Another question is which gas stations rig their pumps to give you less than a gallon for every gallon shown on the pump.
This is the Dee Ah.
What can be rigged will be rigged.
In the UK, where I come from, there is quite a large difference in fuel prices between stations and people regularly go to the one that is cheapest. If, for example, a supermarket chain reduces its prices, all the other outlets nearby reduce theirs as near as possible because they will lose business if they don't. This is how price competition works for the benefit of the consumer, as long as cartels are not allowed.The competition does not keep prices down in fuel industry. The maximum difference you can see even in the States or Europe is couple of cents per gallon or liter. There is about 15 pesos margin per gallon for the pump. So...how much lower do you think they could offer you, per gallon? 2 or 3 pesos? Would you go out of your way to get 10 gallons of gas for 50 pesos total difference?
You are part correct. Competition does not necessarily keep prices for gas down....but competition and an individual states' gas tax (at least here in the US) can make a huge difference.QUOTE=rubio_higuey;1266409]The competition does not keep prices down in fuel industry. The maximum difference you can see even in the States or Europe is couple of cents per gallon or liter.
I know they're supposed to be the same and I know that the prices are published in the papers, but are gas prices really the same at all stations?
I swear the other day I saw two different gas prices...