Question of the Day: How Much Did You Pay for Gas Today?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

It finally happened. Over the last few months there have been days (weeks?) where premium fuel here in Los Angeles has cost me $3.99 a gallon. Keeping in mind that gas stations are dirty cheats, I actually paid $3.99 9/10 per gallon. But those days are long gone. This very morning, I filled up my beloved WRX to the frankly shocking tune of $4.06. Or $4.06 9/10 in dirty cheatin' gas station speak. Now, I don't live in what you would call a "nice" part of town, so I'm assuming other parts of LA are getting dinged a bit more (or, much more). There are those who will of course argue that I shouldn't be griping. Our gas is still cheap compared to the rest of the planet, adjusted for real income, today's prices aren't much worse than they were in the 1970s, I'm lucky I can afford to buy gas, etc. But, $48.84 for 12 gallons of fuel, well, that's $400 a month the way I drive. Which is a lot. Other news: oil hit $112 a barrel. Happy days. Anyhow, you?

Jonny Lieberman
Jonny Lieberman

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  • Hosenpants Hosenpants on Apr 16, 2008

    Noticed yesterday that a local Chevron has replaced their analog price sign with a more easily updated digital display. Eastside Los Angeles.

  • Zdriver Zdriver on Apr 16, 2008

    3.19 9/10 for 87 in Meridian, MS this morning

  • Dhanson865 Dhanson865 on Apr 16, 2008

    I won't be buying gas for another week or so but todays price as I drove by was 3.23 in Knoxville, TN. That's up about .06 since a couple of days ago.

  • Dhanson865 Dhanson865 on Apr 18, 2008

    OK, same gas station its up to 3.35 today up 12 cents in two days (up about 20 cents in a week). I'm driving around on a quarter of a tank so I'll have to get gas in a week or two. Not sure what I'll pay by then. Kind of wishing I had filled up last week instead of just putting $10 in.