Gas prices — argh!

Well, I went to a local gas station today before Open House started to grab some food to hold us over and when I looked at the gas prices, I about crashed my car (probably would have been cheaper to repair than fill up!). $2.62/gallon for regular unleaded!!! The guy behind the counter said at 4:30, it went up 13 cents a gallon. Amazing! I also heard that they’ve been talking on the news today about rationing gas. I remember when we first moved to the United States, they were doing that in California. That was 1978 or 1979.

Okay, so here’s the part that keeps me awake at night. It takes 15 gallons to fill my Honda.
Current:
$2.60/gallon x 15 gallons/tank = $39/tank x 4 fills/month = $156/month x 12 months/year = $1872/year
Yesterday: (literally)
$2.40/gallon x 15 gallons/tank = $36/tank x 4 fills/month = $144/month x 12 months/year = $1728/year
A while back:
$1.50/gallon x 15 gallons/tank = $22.50/tank x 4 fills/month = $90/month x 12 months/year = $1080/year
When I first started driving:
$0.99/gallon x 15 gallons/tank = $14.85/tank x 4 fills/month = $59.4/month x 12 months/year = $712.80/year
Feel free to check my math. It’s late and I could be off a bit.

The cheapest gas around here has been $2.02 (from what I’ve heard). I wonder what it is now…. If you’ve seen gas cheaper than $2.62 since Tuesday afternoon, post a reply here of how much and where. We’ll do some research and help each other! Even if you don’t live in the Austin area.

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3 thoughts on “Gas prices — argh!”

  1. Didn’t you get my message yesterday? I left it on your office phone about this. I got my oil changed at Toyota (for free!) and they warned me about this hike so I called you and mom and dad to make sure you had full tanks.

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