Do you remember when you could buy a dollars worth of gas and ride for awhile?..
Yes I can.
As a kid on a road trip, I remember my uncle buying gas someplace in Texas for I think it was 11¢ or 14¢ a gallon. It was during a gas war and within insight of an oil refinery. Don’t know if the refinery I saw is the one the gas came from.
Myself? Somewhere in the mid to high teens, this was during a local gas war in the 60s. “Regular” off brand gas then went for the mid to high 20¢ levels and regular gas was 95 Octane. Regular is now 87 Octane. Government also outlaws gas wars now to keep the evil oil companies from profiting by selling us poor “Citizens” gas for cheap. Go figure.
On the morning of July 5th 1998 I think it was I bought gas on the I-24 Super Slab in Connors, Ga. just East of Hotlanta for 78.9¢ a gallon. Crude oil I think was $9.90 a barrel. Remember, this was before our fearless leaders decided the polar bears were going down for the third time and we had to pay more for gas to keep the polar bears from drowning. From all the April fools day snow we had today higher gas prices must be working.
I know the time and date because I took my daughters to Six Flags and two Mets-Braves ball games. Braves first baseman Andres Galarragas hit a homer.