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ladidaCA

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2010 10:03:01 PM

What were gas prices when you were in high school?
Does anyone remember the odd day even day gas fill up?
I remember the prices being around $0.58. Can anyone confirm or remember that. Early 70's prices?
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estroh
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:03:44 AM

27 cents
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miniskunk
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 12:31:37 AM

$0.799 This was 1986-88
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 12:21:59 AM

It was in the 80 cent range.
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 11:20:31 PM

.399
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 10:42:37 PM

Back in the days before the Arab oil embargo:

You could get gas at the no-name station for 19.9¢ a gallon.

There's a picture of a Standard of Indiana station in one of my high school yearbooks where the gas was 27.9¢ a gallon. My father was a big Phillips 66 fan, but I don't remember how much they charged.

As to odd-even rationing, the only place I encountered it was on a business trip to Silicon Valley in 1979. I went out and drove in the parking lots of all the famous Silicon Valley companies. The station somehow knew I was driving a rental car and they told me I was exempt from odd-even rationing. However, I filled up on odd days just like my license plates indicated.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 5/26/2014 10:46:56 PM EST]
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:17:34 AM

.10 cents
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rrtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 12:17:15 AM

I started buying gas at about $.52 per gallon. Cica 1975.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:25:55 PM

mid 70's when i started driving in PA .379
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chrisd552
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 11:52:02 AM

1997 = $0.89/gallon
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 11:09:36 AM

Back in 60's about 29,9 cents a gallon..$200 gave you over half a tank.
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shasta2e
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 10:35:47 PM

1973 about 65cents/gl
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 8:48:26 PM

In the early 1960's I believe gas in North Dakota was 0.24 a gallon
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csh7586
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 7:26:35 PM

In 1973, I remember 35.9 in an ARCO self serve.
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happylilly
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 3:41:17 AM

1.20
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box driver
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2013 10:08:12 AM

17.9 for regular 89 Octane
21.9 for Hi-test
24.9 for super Sunoco 260
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 10:23:03 AM

A buck a gallon.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 7:12:33 AM

around 0.21 cents
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rjs8619
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 1:51:28 AM

.95
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 1:19:22 AM

around .50
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Somis1
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 1:02:10 AM

About a quarter, and I got a discount because I worked in a gas station. But I don't think I earned much over a buck an hour, either.
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pagbowl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 12:11:58 AM

0.99
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 3:42:06 PM

.31
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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:21:26 AM

around 80-90 cents for regular and 1.00-1.30 for premium-1997-1999
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 5:43:38 PM

About 40 cents per litre
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:44:30 AM

50 cents a gallon.
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wheelman82
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:40:48 AM

35 cents
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keriazy4
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:25:00 AM

0.80
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Overland1
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 10:22:06 PM

0.179/gallon.
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 9:09:35 PM

$.89
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 7:57:44 PM

I think they were $.87 here when I was 16, 1992.
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 1:17:30 PM

My senior year of high school was the peak heyday for SUVs as there was a glut of oil on the market that lasted only a couple of years. I fondly remember filling up at a local station for 98 cents a gallon. Shortly thereafter starting in 2001 to 2003 the commodity boom took off and we saw gas approach $4/gal at some stations in the area.
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 12:29:49 PM

.79
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tkawashima
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 11:16:12 AM

.70 per gallon
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2013 11:05:27 AM

About 40 cents per litre, as I recall
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 6:24:20 AM

Average was 30 cents/gal for regular, 32 cents for premium. Most things were ten times less than they are now, it is called inflation.
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gougenator
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 4:49:52 AM

at least around 79-89 cents? ,early 80s
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estroh
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:04:45 AM

27 cents
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 9:31:11 AM

.18 cents for regular, .28 for premium.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 9:15:46 AM

About 10% of what they are today.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:49:40 AM

.30 for regular, .34 for high-test.
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:15:42 AM

Well under a $1. I remember getting gas for $0.89/gal when I started driving in the late 80s.
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probedjg2013
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:06:37 AM

when I was a senior 1972 in highschool it was .48 cents in Davenport Iowa

[Edited by: probedjg2013 at 11/19/2013 8:07:05 AM EST]
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blaman
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 7:57:22 AM

Less than $1.
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tklsr
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:48:47 PM

It was around $1.25/gallon when I graduated high school in 1982.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:41:15 PM

I didn't drive while in high school, but think gas prices were around 35¢ a gallon. Yes, I remember odd/even days after I moved West. But I drove a van then, and as a commercial vehicle, it was exempt from the rationing. I also had a motorcycle, and those also were exempt.
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 11:40:47 AM

25-30 cents a gallon
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 11:24:15 AM

.50
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 11:21:49 AM

.26 9/10 for regular!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 10:29:21 AM

$0.629 to $0.669 for regular
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inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 9:07:35 AM

.199
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