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Falling gas prices but not rain!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BRIMOW525, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Idon't know about anyone else but gas around here is averaging $1.23- $1.31 which is great!!:D BUT... there has been no decent amount of rain in about 3 weeks. Lawns are gettin dry. Temps have been great and low humidity. Of course all the ChemLawn lawns are burnt up with an application just last week. So some give us a rain dance so this stuff will green up!
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    But I thought the grass was greener on your side?:D

    Gas prices here are as low as I've seen them in a long time, $1.19 for regular. Diesel on the other hand is still $1.41!

    Rainfall has been great this summer. Looks like more on the way this afternoon.

    Just heard briefly that OPEC was going to cut production by 1,000,000 barrels a day so by Sept. we could see gas prices go back up.

    Just can't catch a break can we?
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Filled up Tuesday for $1.14 a gallon at BJ's warehouse and we have had rain for 2 days now. I hope the grass rebounds quickly, many lawns are turning a nice shade of brown. :(
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Filled up yestersday and regular was $1.69/gallon; a good rate for my area. No rain here since April, but temps rarely get to 80 this time of year, so those who irrigate still have green lawns.

    Those on my fertilizer plan have thick, green lawns. :)

    We get the Indian Summer out here, so we'll start getting a little hotter and a little dryer in Aug-Oct. Chances of rain from June through October are just about nil, every year...

  5. Mike (MLC)

    Mike (MLC) LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Gas prices are pretty low around here. $1.09 for regular and $1.19 for disel. On are trip to Kentucky the highest gas price we paid was around $1.34. The rain has slowed down quite a bit in our area. It has been just hit and miss, which we seem to be getting the miss all the time. Some lawns are looking pretty dry. I hope we get a decent rain soon. :rolleyes:
  6. script

    script LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Prices here are around $1.17 for regular, had about 1/2 inch of rain yesterday and is drizzling outside right now.


    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Just got back from georgia, prices were $1.09. Now I am back to $1.30. (Ican deal with that) But, In my area, the lawns are totally dormant. 10 miles to the south they are lush and green. We had 0.2" of rain in the month of July!!!!!!!!! Now what am I gonna do?
    I know how you feel!:cry:
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    Prices 1.13 reg, 1.23$ 89 octane
    Rain--6" to 8" last week-- woohoo!
    Yep OPEC getting ready to jerk our chain again even though prices are still fairly high
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    The gas prices went up to over $2.00 and dropped back to about $1.32 and then back up to $1.50's and then back down to $1.32. I hope it stays at this price or lower. It is sure better than last year at least. :)

    Now all we need is some rain so we can use some gas and diesel to go mowing.
  10. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Gas prices here are at like $1.29 last time I checked. We haven't had rain in about a week and the forest fires around here are still raging :(. One fire started yesterday across the lake from my house and was at 125 acres (small) when it claimed one house. It's still going today. I have a friend who's dad has a D4 Cat and they're using it to make firelines so the community is helping out anywhere and everywhere. We need some rain to help put out these fires. 35 MPH winds had it raging yesterday but with the wind blowing to the North East, they were hoping it would move the fire down to the mighty Columbia River, where it might stop. We've had 3 within 100 miles of my house in 1 month. It's got to stop!

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