Friday, May 8, 2009

Gas-One Year Later

Funny what a difference a year makes.

Today, noticing that gas has gone up 10 cents a gallon since this morning, we found ourselves looking for a gas station where the prices haven't gone up yet. Local gas station was charging $2.39. Finally found a station selling at $2.25. They were changing their signs to $2.29 but hadn't changed the pumps yet.

Hard to believe that two months ago, in St. Petersburg, FL, we paid $1.84 a gallon.

Last year at this time we would have felt like the luckiest people in the world to pay $2.39 a gallon. In fact, in the first week in July, we paid $1.39 a litre in New Brunswick. To convert to gallons multiply that by 3.785 so that is $5.26 a gallon Canadian-back when the Canadian dollar was about 1.02 U.S. I'm not going to do that conversion.

Our record for gas prices in the U.S. was $4.21 a gallon on the Maine side of the Canada/U.S. border (Calais, ME) on that same trip.

Yes, folks...it's all relative. But, let's see what is going to happen now.

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