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September 01, 2005

Comparing Gas Prices , Take 2

Yesterday a friend mentioned to me she heard that gas prices were going to be hitting $3 in our area. So, I went and filled up the car and was thankful to be paying "just" $2.69. Later that day, the same gas station was at $2.79. Today the sign at that one read $2.89--but that station was out of gas.

I did fill up today at another station for $2.89. And these are all "regular" prices listed--the higher end gas is already over $3. My father-in-law travels alot and filled up his tank in North Carolina for $5 a gallon this week.

Here are some helpful sites (which I found a few months ago) for finding the most economical gasoline in your area--if it's still available. It's also great for the curious among us who want to compare prices around the country.

GasBuddy: Good site, links to local state gas price sites.

GasPriceWatch: Good potential, but not useful for our area.


This really makes me miss the well-developed public transportation system of Kyiv. That, and living in a city where groceries, church, and friends were within an easy walking distance.

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I paid $2.75 tonight at Costco (which is about .10 cheaper than regular gas stations. Tonight dh paid $3.30 (but he has to get super unleaded for his car). I didn't really NEED gas, but I knew prices would only be going up, so I filled that baby up!

Posted by: Keer at September 2, 2005 02:53 AM

Yep. I was pretty depressed last night after paying $38 to fill up the van. We have a $100/month gas budget and at this rate, it's going to cost a minimum of $160/month...

Off to check out your links!

Posted by: Megan at September 2, 2005 08:21 AM

I paid $3 today. :(

Posted by: Trish at September 2, 2005 04:37 PM

Interesting info:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20050902/bs_usatoday/gasshockechoesacrossusa

Posted by: Trish at September 3, 2005 12:02 AM

I'm hoping prices go back down after the holiday. Thankfully, groceries and some good restaurants are in walking distance from our house. Church and work, though, are 20 miles away. And we're supposed to go back to church tomorrow afternoon for choir practice. I wonder if we take Jay around the mall in his stroller if he'll sleep...

Posted by: Lenise at September 3, 2005 03:26 PM

It's been $3.15 and up since Friday or Saturday here in the Detroit area.

Posted by: Gem at September 5, 2005 02:48 PM

I just checked your links, looks like gas is coming down here! It's $2.97 for regular now. I didn't say in my last comment, the $3.15 was for regular, not mid-grade or premium!

Posted by: Gem at September 5, 2005 02:51 PM


 
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