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Uber needs to adjust Fares according to Gas Price hike. All my pickups were 15 min to 17 min away.

I am not driving 15min for free to pick them up. Uber needs to add Pick Up distance to the equation.
 

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Uber needs to adjust Fares according to Gas Price hike. All my pickups were 15 min to 17 min away.

I am not driving 15min for free to pick them up. Uber needs to add Pick Up distance to the equation.
Wishful thinking ... Uber doesn't care how far you travel to pick up a fare. That's your choice to make ...Uber on!!!
 

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Gas was the same price a few times last winter as it is now if I remember correctly. Only difference was that surge was more readily available across the metro. Don't know how some of you do it now with dynamic surge and pool.
 

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I'm more concern about not finding fuel then higher prices, as long as it doesn't skyrocket to $6+ a gallon or something crazy. The price was around $2.39 in most of downtown before then it became $2.79 or so? Ok, so you may need to make an extra fair ($5.20) to cover the difference but that's not that bad. The worst was that most places were out of 87. That bumped it up to over $3, but even then that's $7.20 more? Two minimum rides for your Xers?

I want the gas issue to subside like the rest of you, but it ain't the end of the world... yet...
 

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The worst was that most places were out of 87. That bumped it up to over $3, but even then that's $7.20 more?
Speaking of octane, in the last few years the price difference in fuel has spiked to like 30-cents between grades. It was 10-cents for as long as I can remember before that.

For example
87 @ 1.89
89 @ 1.99
93 @ 2.09

Now it's like
87 @ 2.49
89 @ 2.79
93 @ 3.09

Wonder what caused this to change???
 

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Speaking of octane, in the last few years the price difference in fuel has spiked to like 30-cents between grades. It was 10-cents for as long as I can remember before that.

For example,
87 @ 1.89
89 @ 1.99
93 @ 2.09

Now it's like
87 @ 2.49
89 @ 2.79
93 @ 3.09

Wonder what caused this to change???
I haven't paid much attention to the other octanes lately but I think some areas are still $0.10 gaps but probably higher demand areas bump them up more. I'll check as I go through today if I'm mistakenly recalling $0.10 gaps.
 

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Speaking of octane, in the last few years the price difference in fuel has spiked to like 30-cents between grades. It was 10-cents for as long as I can remember before that.

For example
87 @ 1.89
89 @ 1.99
93 @ 2.09

Now it's like
87 @ 2.49
89 @ 2.79
93 @ 3.09

Wonder what caused this to change???
Quick survey showed different strokes for different... gas stations.

One started at 2.59.. then went up 2.69 and 2.79.... 0.10 increments, the the next one started at 2.39, but went up in 0.20 increments 2.39,2.59, 2.79...

I'm 95% sure normally, most gas stations near me usually just go up by 0.10. Higher demand areas will have a wider spread.
 

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I guess Uber heeded the OP's advice in Athens, but doesn't pass it on to drivers. Riders are saying they are now paying $6.75 for minimums instead of $5 and I stayed at 80% of $4.00. Looks like $2.75 booking fee.
 
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