May 18, 2004

$1.86 and rising...damn.

I tend to pay the cheapest for gas, even among the rising prices that we've all been beholden to lately. But today, one of the cheapest places in my tony little suburb is up to $1.86 a gallon (I know, there are those of you out on the left coast who are significantly higher than that, but work with me here).

Georgia has some of the cheapest gas prices in the nation, but it ain't lookin' good for the summer.

I keep hearing about some sort of gas boycott tomorrow (5.19), but I have my serious doubts as to whether or not it'll work. The real test will come Memorial Day weekend -- will people get out on the roads in droves like they have in past years? I don't think so. I'm guessing that the first sign of people staying off of the roads will be seen then. I mean, why spend the bucks for a pleasure trip when you can do just as well close to home?

Well, in any event, I'm sure you've seen the sticker on my navbar. The same outfit does similar gas price trackers for most areas around the nation; you can find it at

Use it; there's no reason that you can't at least find the best prices in your own local area.

Posted by mhking at May 18, 2004 02:52 PM

Apparently there's a gas station in New Jersey (!!!) that's cheaper than the best price here in Newnan.


Posted by: McGehee at May 18, 2004 03:11 PM

You've gotta be kidding!

Posted by: mhking at May 18, 2004 03:34 PM

The lowest price per gallon in Southern Nevada is $2.13. It used to be around $1.50.

Posted by: Darmon Thornton at May 18, 2004 05:03 PM

Damn...........I just paid $2.18 for gas in DC. I don't drive much, but I think that's a 30 cent jump in the past two weeks or so.

Posted by: Stone at May 18, 2004 06:59 PM

With all due respect, just to remind everyone......

Historical Gas Prices*
Year Price Per Gallon
1950 $1.91
1955 $1.85
1960 $1.79
1965 $1.68
1970 $1.59
1975 $1.80
1980 $2.59
1985 $1.90
1990 $1.51
1995 $1.28
2001 $1.66

*Prices adjusted for inflation
Source: U.S. DOE

Posted by: Tman at May 19, 2004 11:29 AM
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