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disciple2012

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 2:21:04 PM

they are driving up the price of gas here. last week, most of the stations were 3.05 to 3.10 and Murphy USA went to 3.16 - oil was $83/bbl. today oil is $81 and walmart over 3.20

management at Murphy USA figured out that most lubbock stations will let Murphy USA set the price point for gas

*Edited to read brand of fuel, rather than store name, to avoid pointless Wal-mart ranting.

[Edited by: CC at 10/10/2012 4:50:01 PM EST]
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L98
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:22:42 AM

murphy's sound greedy
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 6:27:51 AM

The ones around here have not done this.
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Coco0828
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 9:22:48 PM

hum
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 3:19:45 PM

The best reason to avoid Murphy Oil is the loud obnoxious hard-sell multimedia commercials at the gas pump. Selling additional additives to remedy defects in their product.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:22:55 PM

I check gas buddy before I fill up and go to the cheapest more respectable gas stations.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 3:35:38 PM

Never heard of edway. Is that a local station?
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scottyboy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 3:26:03 PM

edway does same thing here in Mich
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mr_thumper
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:36:20 PM

I have never seen one here in California. I saw my first one last August when I was "back home" in Joplin, Mo.
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EnergyEngineer
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:31:34 PM

Sometimes they have cheap gas, but it seems like the price is going up anyway
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bthor76
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:27:42 AM

We used to have a Murphey Oil refinery here in the New Orleans area for years but it was recently bought by that recent upstart from San Antonio, Texas Valero.
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dwbuddy
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 10:21:15 AM

no Murphy is an Independent Oil company they has a contract with Wal-Mart Inc.,
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:25:23 PM

Is Murphy owned by Wal-Mart?
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handymanherb
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:42:53 PM

Cheapest around here the last month, but their not always the cheapest
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winner
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:17:27 AM

avoid Murphy USA
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skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:27:28 PM

we have one but they r usually one of the cheapest.
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wldhrs1
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 10:22:12 PM

brerrabbitTX has my 2heart thumbs up also.
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hrspwr77
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 10:17:02 PM

Scroll below to brerrabbitTX's comment. I couldn't have said it better. 2 thumbs up for an intelligent explanation of reality.
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MichaelPark
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 9:08:28 PM

Sure
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 7:37:48 PM

Opps! I filled up there this afternoon. If only I had known about this topic before I went there.
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drmadison78
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:34:07 PM

i dont think I have ever used them any way.
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:41:18 AM

have no problem with them
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R209
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:56:27 PM

You're always going to get what you pay for...good or bad.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:03:16 AM

Murphys around me are amongst the lowest prices.
Avoiding a station for better pricing elsewhere is not boycotting. It is just good shopping.
Gas boycotts don't work.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 6:20:47 AM

No M<urphy around here.
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 11:42:42 AM

??
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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 9:45:33 AM

Up to car if likes it. Some run good & some high'r performance ones don't...
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2:15:01 PM

Nothing like sending your money to Arkansas Alfys007. How much business do they give you?
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Alfys007
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 8:59:57 AM

Not best gas. but, is some of the cheapest here. Sam's club is cheapest...
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CC
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 4:51:32 PM

Please use this topic to discuss gas boycotts.

As per General Forum Guidelines, we do not wish to have yet another Wal-mart rant thread.

Thank you.
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raiste62000
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2012 9:37:30 AM

Foxy1234: Noone says we HAVE to buy goods at walmart. Most of do because of the stores are close by. Good job on the research into the company issues. If they are that big of an issue. WHAT can WE do about it as consumers, or more over as concerned citizens?? We can castigate the current owners until we are blue in the face. But until we get enough people concernend and INVLOVED, to make a change, change will continue to be what is right here, a lot of talk, and credit for a post on this awesome website.
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73amx
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 12:48:52 PM

I agree with Foxy1234. walmart also gets some of their fruit & vegetables from China. And sad tp say but the crime rate has gone up around my area walmarts
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Foxy1234
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 3:31:45 PM

My hubby and I have recently watched documentaries on WalMart and to our disbelief, they drive up prices, pay extremely poor wages to overseas personnel who work round the clock, have employees move overtime wages to the next pay period and polute our waters to mention a few. I do not believe that Sam the father of Walmart did this sort of thing. I do believe that current ownership since his death has driven their stores to these new lows. Very sad, that if they are allowed to move their business into a community that they also drive out smaller mom and pop businesses. This is so unfair.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 9:22:18 PM

they have a suggestion box ...
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:29:40 AM

doesn't apply here
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crmedic
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 12:10:05 AM

Murphy's and WalMart are both Arkansas companies. I support both.
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Glengarry068
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 3:16:50 PM

We don't have Wal mart gas in Danbury, CT but Costco just opened and they started at $4.07 which is about right in the middle of prices here. That was last Saturday [15th,Oct] today it's at 399.9.[one week later]. We hope for a gas war to save us all from high prices...but not yet. BJ's opening soon but I haven't heard if they will have gas.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 10:43:32 AM

Interesting hearing everyone's opinion of Wal Mart gas, or more appropriatly Murphy's gas stations located in Wal Mart parking lots. I can tell you they are seperate but not really. Wal Mart employees regularly work at the Murphy stations and go back and forth between the station and the store. The relationship between the two is very tight.

The aim of any station at Wal Mart, Costco, Krogers, etc is simple. Attract business at the pump that will hopefully turn into shoppers in your store. The logical extension of that offer a reward set up that will further encourage people to shop in your store. Case in point Kroger. Buy $100 worth of groceries during the month and get 10 cents a gallon off your next fill up. Wal Mart had the 3 cent a gallon discount if you went in the store and bought gift cards.

The bottom line for these types of gas sellers is in fact the bottom line finacially. They pay millions and in the case of Wal Mart probably billions of dollars a year in advertising with the primary goal of that money spent being to get shoppers in their stores. If they can achieve good results with discounted gas then those dollars spent to attract shoppers are advertising dollars well spent.

Part of the issue with price for these type of gas sellers though can be problematic at times. That's because they do not contract with wholesalers for all of their gas needs. They are opportunistic buyers or spot buyers. When the market is long gas then they will buy it cheap for there sites. However if there is a refinery outage in an area, or a shortage in a particular market then all the gas available will go to the people who have firm supply contracts. So the branded stations will continue to recieve their gas but the Wal Marts, and Costco's might have diffuculty getting supply and it will certainly be priced higher than what they normally pay.

The reason is that in a given market if you look at the wholesale rack prices this is what you will typically see. When spot prices go up for whatever reason, shortages, refinery outages etc. the unbranded rack prices will move up the next day the full amount of the spot price move. Branded wholesale prices will typically only take about 25% of the price move up so branded wholesale prices are cheaper than unbranded. This will continue for several days until the branded prices get up to the unbranded prices. Since a lot of the gas that these type of sellers buy is unbranded rack then they typically have to move their prices up accordingly. If prices are stable or sometimes when falling they will have better prices than the branded guys. It is just the cyclical moves of the market.

If Wal Mart or Costco or Kroger is in a position where they are always higher priced then they just don't have access to a regular supply of unbranded rack gas and are forced to either contract for their gas which will make it closer in price to branded or be forced to pay more every day for gas and will appear to be not cheaper than the branded players.

[Edited by: brerrabbitTX at 9/21/2012 10:44:12 AM EST]
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 10:23:10 PM

Almost all Murphy gas station have closed in NE Ohio.
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momsno1_taxi
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 9:25:01 AM

No gas stations yet here at our Walmarts
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 6:55:23 AM

Don't have gas at our Walmart.
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redcianna
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 10:57:38 PM

Walmart gas makes my car skip for some reason and so does Great Stops gas. I usually try to avoid them if at all possible for this reason.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:46:29 PM

1brendle wrote:
"Our Target stores are beating Walmart prices on many things....to bad they don't sell gas. Walmart has destroyed so many mom and pop business. Do you think it might be anti- America"

If Walmart is "anti-America" because of their low prices (in order to destroy mom and pop businesses", why aren't you saying the same about Target? After all, you're saying Target is lower priced than Walmart. Wouldn't that be destroying mom and pop businesses even more than Walmart, as they're lower priced than even Walmart?

And, if Walmart is destroying mom and pop business with low priced gas, why would you want - since you're supporting mom and pop businesses - Target to have gas stations? Wouldn't they, too, be destroying mom and pop gas stations?
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TFamily4
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 7:02:18 PM

I didn't even know that Walmart was in on the petro business. With how cheep the things are in the store, I sure wouldn't trust their gas in my tank, they are probably at least as bad as Maverick.
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 12:21:37 PM

I buy Sam's Club gas alla time
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 9:49:49 PM

Our Target stores are beating Walmart prices on many things....to bad they don't sell gas. Walmart has destroyed so many mom and pop business. Do you think it might be anti- America?
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scubaski
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 8:59:13 AM

I have a Walmart/Murphy's a block from my house. Most of the time they are cheaper than most for regular but not always. I refuse to fill up there because my car uses premium and most stations in our area only charge 20 cents more for premium but Murphy charges 28 cents more. I can go one block further to the Tom Thumb were the price for regular always matches Murphy but premium is only 20 cents more.
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ernie425
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 6:58:04 PM

Walmart/Sams Club gas every chance I get!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 6:33:14 AM

"Walmart stay in buisness ONLY because folks go there and spend money."

Really???? You mean if people didn't spend money there they would go out of business! Shut up!
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k8ewoods
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:21:39 PM

Hate walmart!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 4:06:16 PM

Walmart stay in buisness ONLY because folks go there and spend money. If you don't like Walmart WHY Do You Go there?
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