Paying A Premium for Regular Gas in the North Shore

Gasoline prices are frequently higher in the North Shore than other parts of the Milwaukee metro area.

Living in Shorewood and working in Bayview, I get a good geogrpahical comparison on the varying cost of gasoline.

There are exceptions of course, but the majority of the time, the cost of regular gas at stations in and around Shorewood and Whitefish Bay is about 10 cents per gallon higher, than in the Bayview area and much of the south side.

I don't get to the out-burbs such as Waukesha, Mequon, etc. It would be interesting to hear from other folks on what they have observed in the disparity of gas prices. 

What parts of Milwaukee and the burbs have you noticed that have either much higher or lower costs than the North Shore?

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David Tatarowicz February 10, 2012 at 06:55 PM
@23501 --- oil is going to go to the highest bidder whenever possible -- oil companies are not there to protect the environment, they are there to make money, and the more the better. I don't begrudge them that, just as long as we keep them in check when they want to put profits over our environment. Right now we have an abundance of natural gas here in the US --- some say over 100 years of supply --- but the drillers are burning a lot of it off, to drive the price up!! In the Wall Street Journal the other day they had an article comparing the Chevy Volt with the Chevy Cruz -- apparently, the Cruz with a gas engine gets better over all mileage when driving long distances, at half the price --- this proves that there is still plenty of savings to be had mileage wise in future vehicles, IF the manufacturers actually make them and people buy them -- with the govt mandates on increased mileage there will be a continuing decline in demand for gas here in the states. In Europe they use lots of diesel engines, even their cars --- because they get much better mileage --- approx 30% better --- as diesels increase their presence here in the US, again the demand for oil consumption here will decrease.
Jay Sykes February 10, 2012 at 08:44 PM
We have an oil sands pipeline system that crosses Wisconsin. (2-42"lines for Oil & 1-20" line for diluent). http://www.enbridge.com/~/media/www/Site%20Images/Projects/Maps/AC-SL%20Projects%20Map.ashx
235301 February 10, 2012 at 09:03 PM
The Volt has been an unmitigated disaster. I think they are selling like <100/month. Of course it doesn't help when the government fabricates a story about the batteries catching on fire after accidents. Gas mileage will continue to go up as the CAFE standards force them up. This is essentially the death of the naturally aspirated engine. The auto manufacturers cannot continue to meet the CAFE standards w/o going to more exotic technologies such as turbos. I think some of the new BMWs(yes I know this isn't your average Joe's car) have 4 turbos in them. The result is more maintenance on these engines as their complexity has risen dramatically. That and now the push to put more alcohol in gas(thanks ADM) and we'll be seeing a lot of reliability problems in the future. Let's hope our government and ADM don't push to turn more of our food into diesel fuel as we see more acceptance of diesel in this country.
David Tatarowicz February 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM
23501 --- all good points --- I especially agree with you on the food to fuel situation -- and diesels do run on bio diesel, but also suffer from lower mpg.
Say What? February 12, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Diesels can run on bio diesel, but at a lower mpg...but biodiesel can be made from a food production waste product, not a raw resource. That, in and of itself, is really important. And, the reduction in MPG only comes at higher concentrations. There is evidence to support that at concentrations under B25 that it improves fuel economy.


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