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June 28th, 2006

Another in a Series of Gas Price Checks

Just because a) it’s Wednesday and b) I’m Mr. Cranky Pinger this morning: how much is gas in your neck of the woods now?

We got away paying $2.91 in the far suburbs this past weekend, but near our house, regular unleaded is $3.12 – $3.17. I have this feeling we’re not going much below $3 again, maybe ever.

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FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday June 28, 2006 -- 11:49:50 am
The lone bright spot about driving from Philadelphia to Atlantic City 6 days a week is the cheap NJ gas. I paid 2.76 yesterday. Of course, if you are on the expressway, it's still just gotta know where to look.

FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday June 28, 2006 -- 12:53:28 pm
It's between 2.65 and 2.85 for the cheap stuff here. Wawa continues to be the cheapest. I still use on occasion to see which stations are the most competitive.

Dave, do the fine people of NJ still refuse to let you pump your own gas? Wouldn't it be cheaper if it were self-serve? Interesting laws from state to state.

FROM: Vicky Day
DATE: Wednesday June 28, 2006 -- 3:59:17 pm
$2.86 per gallon in the boiling hot desert of Chandler, Arizona. Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix for those who are wondering. :-)
Costco Wholesale Stores have cheaper gas out here at around $2.80.
I wish we had full service stations here still. The last one I saw in Phoenix was about 10 year ago. I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for "drive-thru" gas, but then again the grass is always greener....................

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday June 28, 2006 -- 8:16:33 pm
JK --

Indeed, NJ is still a full serve only state. I actually prefer to pump myself, because I can get in and out of the station quicker, but it's not a huge deal.

Funny that Delaware and Pennsylvania are both self serve, but near NJ, have much higher gas prices. ($3.10 around me).

FROM: Steve A
DATE: Thursday June 29, 2006 -- 6:41:07 am
Prices just took another 3-5˘ jump at area stations. My local station, in this thriving metropolis of 3000, is charging $2.79. The station next to where I work, which is USUALLY the cheapest (when using their store card and receiving a 3˘ p/gal discount), was $2.83 before discount.


DATE: Thursday June 29, 2006 -- 8:34:40 am
I paid $2.65 earlier this week - noticed it was $2.69 last night.

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 3, 2006 -- 1:49:57 am
$3.30 when I drove through west San Francisco - guesstimated average, the high was $3.41. *shudder*

Paul May 6, 2007, 3:43 am

…And to cover all the gas-related Pings, we’re at $3.33 near my house (seen as high as $3.39) and $3.69 in SF. And yes, I saw $3.99 gas in SF, for premium. Whee!

jk May 7, 2007, 4:00 am

Wow. WOW! That’s another reason why I am not renting a car when I visit CA next week.

It’s finally impacting my personal life: I put off visiting my nephew 125 miles away, and I declined a trip to the Baltimore area because only one of the two people I hoped to visit was available.

Gas is still twice the price in Germany. Many families have no or just one car. Imagine that!

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