March 02, 2004

Gas Prices Rising

This isn't the first time I've blogged about rising gas prices. Eleven months ago I was ranting about how bad things were here in San Diego. Now, they're worse:

Noticed the Union 76 station I occasionally go to was charging $2.60/gal for gas. So I went out of my way to find a cheaper station. Found one for $2.49 and filled up there. It's now costing me over $35 to pay for a tank of gas for my 4-dr 1995-model car (that requires 91-octane). (I tell ya, a Prius is looking awfully tempting right about now. If only HyperCar would get their act together....)

There's an interesting website that's collecting gas prices around the country. It's called GasPriceWatch.com. Check it out.

Not surprisingly, it says the most expensive (87 octane) fuel is in the San Diego area (Chula Vista to be exact): $2.32/gal. Actually I think they're wrong about that. It's more expensive here in La Jolla.

It's amazing to see how "cheap" it is elsewhere in the country.

One more thing the media do not report accurately on. All I hear is an average price, or the highest price being something much much lower than $2.60.

Posted by brian at March 2, 2004 10:31 PM

Comments

You americans complain. We are paying 83.9 cents a litre, $3.36 cents a gallon!!!!!!!! even with the Canadian dollar, we are paying sooo much more

Posted by: sue at March 19, 2004 06:52 PM

Math isn't your best subject is it Sue? $3.36 Canadian equals around $2.52 American. That's more than $2.60? Anyway, that's all beside the point. The reason you both are paying so much is probably the same. Both government entities (Canada & Cali) are run by disgustingly liberal tax-and-spenders. Notice where the gas prices are cheaper, conservative states or split states. Coincidence? I think not...

Posted by: Shane at March 22, 2004 08:53 PM

the reason that the average is so much lower is because in the midwest it really hasn't gotten up pass 1.70 but our salaries aren't as high either

Posted by: Bobby at April 22, 2004 02:38 PM

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