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The best we could do today was $3.69. I nearly abandoned the gas station as well, but didn't want to leave the car.

M.A. Peel

The photo gave me the eerie feeling of a "post collapse" scene from the future--like something out of the now canceled tv show Jericho--and the sign is showing that gas rose to $19.09 a gallon before it all fell apart. Sigh.

Exiled in New Jersey

I wondered if it was $19 too.

You had to be here yesterday, when stations on the Garden State Parkway, where prices can only change once a week, were selling regular for $3.17.....lines and more lines causing backups out onto the highway.

Mark my words, the day of wheelbarrows of dollars for loaves of bread is coming.


Heck, I remember when they had to put the third digit up on gas station signs, and a lot of them made the slot for it very narrow, since all you'd ever put there was a 1.

Gray Lensman

The first car I bought for myself was a 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite, a tiny roadster with an 1100cc engine that got as much as 40 mpg if driven sanely (which I seldom did). I lived in gas refinery country in SE Texas and the big companies (Texaco, Mobil, Phillips, Sinclair) would have gas wars from time to time. I remember gasoline as cheap as 15 cents a gallon. My Texaco credit card bill was usually $3 or $4 per month. As an incentive, the stations would give you a set of 6 drink glasses with a fillup, and they would pump the gas, clean your windshield, check your tire pressures and vacuum out the car if you asked. As a benchmark, I was teaching junior high and making $400 a month for 12 months. Unmarried, I had money to burn.

Ken Muldrew

Filled up this morning for $5.58/gal (but our gallon is bigger). I'm tempted to buy some land and start drilling myself.



I can get gas for $1.99!

it's called the McDonald's Value Menu....


When I left Baldwinsville, in 1994, we were paying $1.09 for premium.
Yesterday I paid $3.98 for regular out here at the "cheap Shell" in the San Fernando Valley.


$3.72 for regular on Oahu today.

Katherine Hunter

i got my first car when i was 16 in 1950 / it was a black 1947 Chevy coupe with red wheels / gas was 25cents a gallon and a cute high school boy would fill your tank / smile

meanwhile this weekend is the Car Show in my town / vintage and specialty cars from all over / tonight they will all drag Main Street and so will i in my 1965 Dodge Dart Station Wagon Pacific blue with a white top / a chrome roof rack and plenty of pizazz

the good old car days are over


I managed to find a station out on the LIE last night where regular was still under $4 a gallon.

I filled up. The total was $49.48. If I had driven ten more miles on that tank, I would have cracked fifty for the first time.

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