11.12.2008

GASp

OK, short posts like this isn't my "normal" program, but I just had to throw this out there.

I was in Sacramento today and had to fill up the tank of my rental car before returning it. I was debating whether to fill it at the Safeway gas station in a town near the airport, or whether I should wait until I get to the last gas station before the rental returns.

I ended up going with the latter, and I'm glad I did. Regular unleaded was $2.19 per gallon. $2.19!?! I haven't seen a price like that for what seems like years. Unfortunately, when I flew back to LA, gas prices seemed to be running in the opposite direction. The first gas station I saw after getting off the freeway had the same gas for $2.43. This is a 20-cent jump from about a week ago. Let the sulking begin.

How much is gas in your neck of the woods?

8 comments:

yulanda said...

I just checked (I can see the gas station sign from my bedroom window). 83.4¢ a litre, so after all the various conversions, about $2.55 USD a gallon. You win!

ambika said...

The price has been dropping, I'd say it's consistently under $3 but not by a lot.

j.lowe said...

The first time I saw a price under $3 I was just as surprised, but honestly, while $2.19 is quite low, it is getting more common to see prices under $3.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Atlanta, and on my way to work this morning, I saw gas for $1.95 a gallon for regular.

Grace said...

Oh man, I'm so glad to see you're still around!

Anonymous said...

I'm near St. Paul, Minnesota and it's about $1.86 here.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Wow...getting to see such a wide range of prices is rather eye-opening. I still remember the days when gas was 99 cents a gallon...that was so long ago. On one hand, American gas prices are far lower than that of other countries, and that prices in my region of the U.S. is lower than in other places, and sometimes I think I don't know how good I have it. On the other hand, the cost of living in LA seems higher than in other places.

Grace/Highfashiongirl--*waves* Hi! Yes, I'm still here. Oft absent, but still hanging around.

Stacie said...

Southern Vermont, Nov. 25th, $1.95/gallon.