Gas, it’s natural

by statia on May 18, 2004

How sad is it when you’re actually excited that you filled your tank up for less than 50 bucks ($49 to be exact, but still, it’s under fifty)? And that’s of the cheap stuff. How much more sad is it that you were excited that gas was only 1.99?


Void in California.

{ 12 comments }

amber May 18, 2004 at 2:05 pm

About as sad as I was when I realized that with my new SUV, my price tag per fill-up doubled.

Paul May 18, 2004 at 2:30 pm

I know $2/gallon seems bad but I was in Peru a couple weeks ago and the lowest grade was $2.46 PER LITER.

That’s $9.85 PER GALLON. And yet the traffic was more conjested than Chicago. Go figure.

Princess May 18, 2004 at 3:02 pm

$2.19 – $2.29 for the cheap stuff in Seattle. Never thought it’d take $20 to fill my MOFO CIVIC.

nastybastard May 18, 2004 at 3:11 pm

It’s only a 1.79 here… but since this is a tourist trap, up near where I live I’ve seen the prices rise to 1.92.

theresa May 18, 2004 at 3:36 pm

Gas around here is only $1.79/gallon, and my car gets kickass gas milage! I win! :)

fran May 18, 2004 at 4:37 pm

Ha! I was just about to rip on your until I hit the extended entry…. :P

Kevin May 18, 2004 at 6:59 pm

Wait. Are we talking about the milk thing again?

sledge May 18, 2004 at 11:10 pm

I’m in the same boat as Princess – I have a Civic and it freaks me out to have to pay $20 to fill it up.

Why, I remember when gas was 99 cents a gallon – AND WE LIKED IT!
;)

Natalie May 19, 2004 at 1:49 am

In my day, gas cost 29 cents a gallon, milk was delivered to your door and you could go to the motion picture show for less than a dime–AND you got a whole bag of candy to boot!

Of course, I had to walk to school up hill both ways, through the snow, with holes in my shoes, so I guess it all evens out…

robyn May 20, 2004 at 1:36 am

I never had to pull a “back in my day” speech until the damn gas prices went up!

mike May 20, 2004 at 3:53 am

natalie dated herself with the expression ‘motion picture show’. that’s up there with ‘horseless carriage’.

gas is $3.50 a gallon up here – for the low test stuff (87 octane).

for the high end, it costs me $55 to fill my VW.

here’s the thing: ‘highest barrel price in 12 years!!!’ says the news – except that 12 years ago, gas was only 0.55/litre and now it’s 0.85/litre.

i’m all for free market, but this ain’t no free market.

tricia May 20, 2004 at 9:12 pm

Also void in Mass. Gas is anywhere from $2.03 to $2.23. I think I’ll walk to work.

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