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damnitrandy
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:24:25 AM

This is to find all the old timer gas buddies - What is the lowest gas price you can remember?
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:33:27 PM

In the mid 60's, Gas was about .25 cents per gal.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:39:56 PM

I remember .35¢ a gallon in the sixties.
plans72
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:15:06 PM

Back in the days traveling with parents .25 per gallon full service too!
BMWer
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:11:37 AM

35 cents a Canadian gallon..early 70's. fours guys would throw in a buck each and we drive around all night.
sjhman
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:04:12 AM

In credible
valby
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:55:47 AM

My first car - 29 cents
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:45:30 AM

$0.169 when my dad filled up.
Karisholman
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:33:50 AM

I remember 25 cents/gallon in the early 1970's in upstate New York
MIT05
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:25:20 AM

50 cents the 70's.
jacka123
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:57:14 AM

I didn't see it, but just read an article that gas was 11¢ in 1940, but at that same time the average house was only $3290.00
AFOS
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:03:38 PM

17.9¢ in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Mid 20s was a common price, with gas wars occasionally driving prices under 20¢. Of course state and federal taxes were only 8¢ total. Oil was $3 a barrel.

About this time I did see a sign posted with a price of 13.9¢ in Rapid City, only to find out when I pulled in that did not include the aforementioned taxes.

[Edited by: AFOS at 1/10/2013 9:05:22 PM EST]
jacka123
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:23:38 PM

I remember 29 cents sometime in the 50's. It was about 35 cents in 1965. Of course in 1965, I only made $1.10 per hour, and thought I was making a lot of money, because most of the other people their were only making $.90 per hour. They were allowed to pay under minimum wage because it was considered agriculture. I worked in the office, so I made more, lol. I got a different job a little over 1 year later at a different company (Hewlett Packard in Pennsylvania) and started at $2.50 and went up to $3.00 after about 90 days after I was there. I remember saying to my wife, "what are we going to do with that much money, lol" I can remember when a new car only cost about $1500. to $2000. And the weird thing was, that a floor model TV also cost nearly $2000, lol. Think about that, now cars are over $20,000 and pretty big screen TV's are only $600. to $800., very strange, lol.
Niteowl9
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:06:44 PM

29 cents in 1970 in Los Angeles, CA.

[Edited by: Niteowl9 at 1/10/2013 5:07:13 PM EST]
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:42:09 PM

29 cents in a gas war on my way to school in the early 50's. Two stations across from one another went at it viciously for weeks on end.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:11:49 PM

Less than a dollar per gallon, as a child. When I began driving legally, it was measured in metric and around 45 cents per litre by then.
However, on a drive from Sanford, Florida to Detroit, Michigan in 1999, I did find it for 99.9 cents per gallon in Dalton, Georgia. Still have the receipt as a souvenir!

[Edited by: BartandLisa at 1/4/2013 2:15:49 PM EST]
cifuentesab
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:05:49 AM

49 cents
cedaredge
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:41:36 PM

My DAD would drive right on by the gas for 31.9 and stop at the Fina station and buy it for 29.9--mid 60's
EdPG
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:28:36 AM

16.9 cent per Gal.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:32:26 AM

49 cents
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:11:51 AM

.18 cents per gallon in Amarillo, Texas in 1964.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:22:43 AM

25¢
jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 10:36:38 PM

$1.48 in early 2009 after the gas price and stock market crash. I'm going by since I got my permit in 2005.
dvc2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:29:03 PM

Lowest I ever paid was .499 back when I got my license in 1976.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:40:16 PM

19.9
DI
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:56:19 PM

21¢/gal. during "gas wars"
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:47:37 PM

15¢
traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:36:53 PM

I vaguely remember 13 and 15 cents a gallon back in the 50s. That was my childhood. Since I wasn't paying for it, I wasn't paying careful attention. So if Pithyopiner wants to challenge me, fine.

The real issue is price relative to the value of the dollar. Back them, ice cream cones were a nickle, a dime for a super scoop, or at a fancy ice cream parlor.

The Obama administration has removed energy from the national "cost of living" data because it's so "volatile." This makes the consumer price index artificially low. We all know everything is getting way expensive way fast, especially food (thanks, ethanol lobby!) but the Administration can authorize much smaller cost-of-living adjustments on Social Security (and other) payments.

Boy I'm glad we didn't elect that rich Republican! All our needs will now be looked after!
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:15:43 PM

In the late 1990s (maybe 1997?) I remember paying $0.789 / gallon for a very short time. That is the least expensive I can remember. I've been driving since 1986.
kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 9:32:20 PM

not seen low enough to beat the old buddies here.
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 2:24:00 PM

I doubt that, AFOS. 17.9 cents per gallon in 1970? No way. Prove it. I doubt gasoline was ever sold at that price in this country.
AFOS
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:29:38 PM

$0.179 around 1970
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 10:54:50 AM

19.9 cents per gallon
maryph1958
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 10:31:03 AM

19.9
bowling255
Sophomore Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:51:32 AM

.79 Cents
Dennis783
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 9:45:17 AM

24.5 cents per gallon in Janesville WI during the gas wars of the 70s
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