Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Summer road trip cancelled

Expat sent me this photo and remarked, "Well, we knew it was coming didn't we?" Has it topped $4.00 in your neck of the woods yet?


Blogger Ben Wideman said...

seems to be wavering just below $4 up the coast from you in Pasadena. Lots of places have gas for $3.90-3.99.

I'm torn, I think this is going to make people limit their unnecessary driving, but more likely it's just going to make people poor while still driving the same amount.

Tue Apr 29, 03:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Katie in Minneapolis said...

In Minnesota we just started seeing prices in the $3.50's.

It's funny. 7 years ago when I got my driver's license (I'm 23 now) I paid a whole $25 to fill up my 12 gallon tank. I'm still driving the same car and last week it cost me $42.

With the prices in your picture, I'd be flirting with $50. I think I might buy a bike. This is getting ridiculous.

Tue Apr 29, 09:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rachel E. Adams said...

Holy! Summer of '93 gas was "super expensive" all across the nation except in Iowa and Wyoming it was 93 cents a gallon.

If that makes me sound old, wait for it, I remember my mom driving around looking for something cheaper than 56 cents during the 70's oil crisis.

I'm happy to have no idea what the price is in HK now.

Tue Apr 29, 10:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Misawa Mama said...

Holy $%^*^%$#@$&@#& !

I am not coming home soon. My car is in storage in LA and it will stay there....

Perhaps public transportation :(

Wed Apr 30, 03:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Katie's comment made me think about my "cheap gas" obsession - always looking for the lowest price and driving a little out of my way to "save" a few cents on the gallon. Ha! I was thinking of driving over to Minneapolis to save lots of money on gas!

Wed Apr 30, 09:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

It always amazes me how gas prices can vary from station to station even within a few blocks of each other. I go to a Shell on Midway Drive (at Fordham) which is typically somewhat cheaper....

Wed Apr 30, 02:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

Yeah that Shell station has the reputation of being the cheapest in the area. It's often very crowded, naturally.

Wed Apr 30, 02:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chuck Pefley said...

Your gas is close to 30ยข more than ours in Seattle as of yesterday, anyway. No telling what today's price is -:)

Thu May 01, 11:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mo said...

Not yet, but I'm sure its coming.

Thu May 01, 06:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jph said...

About time to post another pic - $1.55 is the lowest I've seen in SD.

Tue Dec 16, 09:47:00 AM PST  

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