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hockeysta18

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 2:37:06 PM

got my license in 2003 and gas was roughly $1.50/gal
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rando991
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 8:34:48 PM

.32 to .38 cents a gallon in the late 70s
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 8:26:18 PM

00.25
early 1960's
We would cruise State St, Santa Barbara, CA. buy gas at a quarter a gallon.
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hacienda
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:37:01 AM

.25
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Aggieland
All-Star Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 11:34:11 AM

1982 - remember 1.29/gal - which would be 3.12/gal today
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 8:49:38 PM

When I left to go overseas in the Army the last station I saw was .19
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 6:21:17 PM

i remember about .78 or .80 and there were gas wars going on in the late 70s
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 5:40:07 PM

Around .25/gallon
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MustangGas1964
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 4:40:59 PM

about 30 cents
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RacksnSpurs
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 4:23:10 PM

in the teens as in .13-.19
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 2:58:20 PM

$1.19 in 1982.
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:28:06 PM

.15
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ricker2332
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 7:49:53 PM

In 1971, during gas wars, leaded regular was 25.9 and leaded premium was 29.9. This included full-service and being able to use your gasoline branded credit card.
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chrisd552
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 11:00:30 AM

$0.899/gallon
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momstaxivan
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 10:56:57 AM

I think I remember gas for 75 cents a gallon and this was back in 1995.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 8:59:50 AM

.25-.30 per gallon
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04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:12:51 AM

.22 Getty
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:08:02 AM

27
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tcalve
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:01:31 PM

It was about .57. But adjust for inflation in todays prices that would be $1.69, Mom's station wagon in 1975 got 7mpg, my new Fiat gets 30mpg. But $3.69 is still too much.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 12:24:21 AM

27
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:53:21 AM

.99
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:33:37 AM

89 cents
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 12:21:09 AM

27
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tkawashima
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 12:42:46 PM

$.65
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 12:36:45 PM

I think it was around 86 cents a gallon.
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handymanherb
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:17:03 PM

0.24 had gas wars going on back then
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:20:00 AM

$0.35
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:17:43 AM

Gas was free when I first got my license...

...it's a long story.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 9:30:12 AM

median price for gasoline was $0.33/gallon and the federal debt was only $340 billion ... good times
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 9:24:46 AM

16.9 cents /gal
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estroh
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 12:07:16 AM

27 cents
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 5:06:19 PM

It was $0.199 a gallon at a no-name station in Spring 1973. I looked at my old high school yearbook and they had a picture of a Standard (Indiana) gas pump. The price on it was $0.279 a gallon but Standard was the good stuff.
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urpostman
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 3:52:01 PM

.23 a gallon in 1963
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ContraryFarmer
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 3:50:45 PM

.83
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bentley86
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 3:05:00 PM

29 cents per litre
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fet297
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1:37:29 PM

57 cents
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estroh
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:51:45 AM

27 cents
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keriazy4
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 11:10:15 AM

0.80
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46chief
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 10:28:48 AM

25 cents/gal. way back about 1958-59.
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LEEEMT
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 11:31:48 PM

about 77 cents per gallon
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:40:04 PM

36 cents per gallon
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:37:47 PM

89 fricken cents!
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xbAG
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:10:53 PM

.25 cent per gall. in Santa Barbara, early 1060's!
We'll never see those prices again.
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 6:58:39 PM

.30
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lwood655
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:54:27 AM

1965 $.25
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 3:52:15 AM

17 cents a gallon.
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GuitarmanMS
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 1:34:26 AM

.99
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estroh
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 12:08:07 AM

27 cents
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 11:35:36 PM

$0.80 per gallon
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 11:20:07 PM

Interesting, not sure, maybe $.20.
Research says it was closer to $.30+

[Edited by: Buddy2264 at 11/6/2013 11:22:10 PM EST]
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Ernman
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 11:03:15 PM

.29 cents per gallon...?
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0848Marine
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:21:00 PM

If I recall a quarter would by a gallon of gas in those days!
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