: what was the least you can remember paying for gas



ThumperPup
04-27-11, 03:54 PM
What was the Least amount you can ever remember paying for gas

For me it was right when i got my Lincense gas was still around .78Cents a Gallon
that lasted for maybe a month or 2 i think then it went to over a dollar
but thats the least i can remember paying for gas


how about you
what was the least you ever spend on gas

OffThaHorseCEO
04-27-11, 03:56 PM
i remember filling up a 96 Dodge Grand Caravan for $16.00 and thinking it was alot

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 04:02 PM
yeah i remember taking 40 bucks out of the ATM on a Friday back when i was like 16 being able to fill up the gas tank for 16 dollars having money to get dinner and pay for the admision to the Rave

and if there was no party that weekend going to
the Drive in movies and still have 10 bucks left in my pocket

wow 16.00 must have been a killer on you wallet to fill the gas tank u had

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 04:11 PM
By this time next year i wonder if
Banks are going to put loan and morgage companys inside gas stations

will read somehting like 87- 129.099 a gallon
89 octane cash advance available
93 octane see mortgage counselor for details LOL

OffThaHorseCEO
04-27-11, 04:14 PM
no from what i understand the prices have stopped rising. For two weeks now ive been paying the same 3.99-4.01 for 93 at my local shell as i had for the previous 3 weeks (still daily fluctuations)

of course, gas station owners are gonna leave the prices high for a bit, but we should start seeing a decrease soon

orconn
04-27-11, 04:15 PM
Back in the ancient past when Cadillacs still ruled the roads, I remember paying $.11 a gallon at he Post Exchange gas station in Japan. The year was 1970. I'll bet Sub and Dkoz can remember paying even less on base earlier in the 1960's!

Ofcourse, in 1970 a 2nd lieutenat in the Army's base pay was $4200. a year and a single sargeant made around $300. plus room and meals at the mess (if you wanted them). A Chivas Regal at the club was $.50 and a steak dinner was $1.50!

77CDV
04-27-11, 04:19 PM
When I started driving (1988), regular was around 89 cents/gal. It's only gone up from there.

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 04:26 PM
My dad and i where just talking about this the other day
i was like so upset when he told me how when he was 16
he would
stop and fill up for .27 cents a callon in the Key's
drive onto the farry and take the car to havana for the weekend cruise around have fun go to the casino
he said he and his friends could spend 25 dollars on an entire weekend for 5 of them to go to Havana in the 50s

im still freaking jelouse i want to go to Cuba
and havana
but right now unless you are authorized
and if your a private citzen uless you have family that live in cuba no way you can get permision to go wich sucks
i hope before i die that
they have ferries again going to cuba
im acutlay jelouse that this is 2011 and not the 1950s anymore lol

77CDV
04-27-11, 04:30 PM
The 50s had their moments, but overall, this is the time to live in.

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 04:33 PM
The 50s had their moments, but overall, this is the time to live in.

yeah my dad said that to me when i told him how i was jelouse

i still feel i wish it was the 50s
there are places id like to go and ppl id like to meet that arent around right now

Jesda
04-27-11, 05:23 PM
Nostalgic 50s diners seem to have the "WHITES ONLY" signs missing :P

RippyPartsDept
04-27-11, 05:38 PM
about $0.89/gal was the cheapest I remember paying... i'm sure it was cheaper before I could drive though

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 05:54 PM
Rip your the same ag as me guess gsa was more down in your neck of the wood then up here
i remmebr when clevelnd used to be one of the cheaper areas where i could get gas out of all the places i be

now its on more of the middle price

right now 3.99 a gallon for regular 87 sucks

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 05:55 PM
Nostalgic 50s diners seem to have the "WHITES ONLY" signs missing :P

there is a dinner in a little town called Kill Buck Ohio
that actualy has or atleast they had a sighn of that whites only up last time i was there last summer
but it was owned by a black dude and all the ppl just though tit was funny to have it up so no one got hit with being racist or anyting it was meant as a joke

thebigjimsho
04-27-11, 07:06 PM
Nostalgic 50s diners seem to have the "WHITES ONLY" signs missing :P
All Browns enter around back.

orconn
04-27-11, 07:44 PM
There was a time, in the early seventies and again in the early eighties, when the price of gas was measure d not just in dollars and cents, but in the time it took to seek out a gas station that had any gas and the time it took waiting in line to fill up (sometimes more than an hour in Los Angeles) ..... now that was expensive gas! Often you were also limited to ten gallons at a time. Fortunately I had a Jaguar XJ6 at the time with dual gas tanks, I would just run on one of the tanks which when it showed empty would get filled, meanwhile keeping the other tank full for emergencies!

So while the present price of gas does pinch the budget, at least we can get gas to carryout our necessary driving!

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 07:58 PM
orconn
wasn't that back when they put a federal speed limit of like 55 mph on the roads ?

i remember my dad mentioning that to me a few times

and hes also said hes surprised that Ohio is raising there speed limits this year
he thinks with gas prices the way they are the gov should limit the speed limit again to 60 or below

Bro-Ham
04-27-11, 08:22 PM
The lowest I remember was 87 cents a gallon, I recall that was around the late 90's or early 2000's. I predict we will get that low again. :)

Aron9000
04-27-11, 10:15 PM
Yeah I can remember it being under $1.00 a gallon when I just got my license in 2000.

Does anybody else feel like the oil futures and other oil commodities markets are rigged? I swear there are people manipulating the market, lining their pockets. Then they blame the cost of oil going up on "terrorists" "chinese demand" or "unrest in the Middle east". That last one really pisses me off, there has been unrest in the middle east since the beginning of recorded history.

RippyPartsDept
04-27-11, 10:19 PM
'feel like they're rigged' ???

totally rigged... i'm almost positive ... i just can't prove it

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 10:26 PM
the price of gas going up some have told me they belive its due to the taxes
well for 1. if it is due to taxes its only beacuse we had to raise our taxes to pay the freaking debte that obamha has put us in
ok i know we where already in debt but it was not even near as bad as it is if it wasnt for what he spend in his office term come on
what is it like .70 or .80 cents a gallon is what we pay in taxes right now ?
ok great so that takes it to the price it is now

but wasnt oil like 90 bucks a barrel back in the 70s for a little bit of time and even with it being that high fuel was only 89 cents a gallon from what i heard from a few ppl
so
what the hell is it that makes it 75-90 bucks a barrel for oil now or over the past year and anything other than taxes still if they sold fuel for 1.70 a gallon and charged .70 cents a gallon in taxes there would still be enought for oil companys to make money and even line there freaking pockets still preaty good

no reason for fuel to be anymore then 2.00 a gallon at the most right now

i feel strongly that if we drill for atleast 75% of our own oil and make our own damm fuel then we can get our gallon price to below 2 a gallon and there would still be more than enought for the bastards to line there pockets with i will say it again
like always

screw the environmentalist who don't want us drilling in our own country
screw the environmentalists that don't want us to build new oil rigs on watter because of what has happend int he past
screw them all
we are in trouble right now
forget the freaking good of the earth its alreayd screwed beyond fix lol

ok rant is over lol

ben.gators
04-27-11, 10:29 PM
Hum, the lowest I can remember was around 1.4$ or so....

Jesda
04-27-11, 10:29 PM
Southwest Airlines has smartly invested in crude oil, allowing them to keep fuel costs down and fares low.

hueterm
04-27-11, 10:33 PM
Don't you wish you were in one of those little corrals right now...on your way back to STL...using their cheap(er) fuel?? ;-p

ThumperPup
04-27-11, 10:36 PM
i don't know but flying on south west scared the be ge be's out of me i think its because last time and the only time i ever flew south west was on Halloween and the pilot was dressed as a clown OMG
yes S/W airlines does that if you know them and have ever floan on a Halloween with them you would know they are really laxed on dress code and they try to bring fun to the flight but hell no a clow flying a plane no way that scares me lol

Jesda
04-27-11, 11:24 PM
Don't you wish you were in one of those little corrals right now...on your way back to STL...using their cheap(er) fuel?? ;-p

:(

I think I saw the sun today. It might have been the reflection of my lamp on my keys, but I'll take it.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-28-11, 12:27 AM
I remember when it cost $32 to fill the 23 gallon tank in my Roadmaster. Heck I can remember when gas was right around $2.00 per gallon...and the complaning that me and my friends put out when it breached the $2.00 mark.... LOL....if I could only go back in time....

ThumperPup
04-28-11, 01:16 AM
I remember when it cost $32 to fill the 23 gallon tank in my Roadmaster. Heck I can remember when gas was right around $2.00 per gallon...and the complaning that me and my friends put out when it breached the $2.00 mark.... LOL....if I could only go back in time....

shoot your 24 for you cheap gas days was when it was 2 a gallon lol

cadillac kevin
04-28-11, 01:41 AM
the price of gas going up some have told me they belive its due to the taxes
well for 1. if it is due to taxes its only beacuse we had to raise our taxes to pay the freaking debte that obamha has put us in ...blah blah blah rant rant rant bad grammar atrocious spelling blah blah blah rant rant I'm rich so I don't care blah blah rant rant I suck bawls blah blah...

ok rant is over lol

that doesnt even remotely make sense. when bush was in office gas prices were nearly what they are now. besides, if every oil company is making billion and billions of dollars a quarter, surely theres a big hike in the price somewhere. its funny how even when gas was $2.20 a couple years ago and oil companies were whining about not making (enough) money, they still had record profits and the execs still got millions upon millions in bonuses and perks.
I firmly believe that the oil companies (as well as distributors and traders) rig (jack up) the prices. I can't prove it but something fishy is going on. I hope congress investigates the oil companies again. the last time they did it, gas dropped from $3 to about $2.20 and stayed there for a long while. funny how the oil companies getting yelled at magically undoes all the "necessary price hikes because of trouble in the middle east, supply shortages, leaking wells etc".

RippyPartsDept
04-28-11, 02:09 AM
look in to how hedge funds trade oil and oil futures... the speculation is mainly what drives the prices up but it's all due to gaming the system

try starting with this
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1931

C&C
04-28-11, 06:19 AM
Before the first gas crisis (in 1971) gasoline was pretty much below fifty cents a gallon in the U.S.; after that, and for a long time, still under a dollar. One thing to remember (so you can allay any jealousy) is that income in those cheap gas days was sometimes to the order of 1/10 of what a lot of folk as making these days.

EcSTSatic
04-28-11, 10:10 AM
$.19/ gallon back in high school back in San Antonio. But then I was only making $1.36/hr part time in a grocery store.

RippyPartsDept
04-28-11, 11:06 AM
Well at that price of gas and those wages you could buy 7 gallons of gas for every hour you worked.

Today a part time grocery store employee would be lucky if they can get half as much gas for one hour of labor

ThumperPup
04-28-11, 11:13 AM
yeah the rise in cost of living has some to contribute to over the years and years of rising prices of everything els
but hwo the hell can the government say the Cost of Living has not raised in the last 2 years when for sure everything under the sun has increased in price over the last 2 years

so if this is the case then the government needs to give a cost of living increase wich will also lead to a Minimum wage increase

i don't see why inflation had to come in at all what was the purpose of inflation
i don't see any reason at all
it just made the government need to print more money wich lead to borrowing more money
if wage stayed the same prices of other things would have stayed the same

so i don't see why a things like just say tuition to Harvard back in the 50s was 1,200 dollars a year
now its 120k a year or something like that
probably less but still its up close to a 100k
loaf of bread in the 50s was what .14 cents ?
now its 1.29
gallon of milk 1.09 now 3.29
the house that you live in now if you bought it in the 50s what you spend probably 30k on it now you would spend 200k easy
i know this house my grandfather bought in the 40s for like 24k and now market value on it is around half a million or close to it

i don't see any reason for why prices have risen wages have gone up
we are buying the same damm products same dam crap just paying inflated amount
what was the reason to raise the cost of anything

ThumperPup
04-28-11, 11:18 AM
Well at that price of gas and those wages you could buy 7 gallons of gas for every hour you worked.

Today a part time grocery store employee would be lucky if they can get half as much gas for one hour of labor

yesterday i was on the phone with my friend who works at Giante eagle
he says his pay and his comute and gas to and from work
he works 7 hours a day
he spend about 9 dollars on gas to and from work
he makes 7.50 an hour so he has to work about 2 hours of each day just ot cover his gas and food during his work day
he says it comes out to he takes out 3 dollars a day for what he spends in car insurance 9 for his gas 5 for his lunch and dinner
after his taxes he works 7 hours a day to make 30 dollars a day in take home pay after his costs of going to work and back

King-German-Fool
04-28-11, 11:25 AM
One tankful of 60 liters cost around 110€. That means 16 gallons cost around 163$. And that once a week for 250 miles.

1ATony
04-28-11, 01:28 PM
I remember paying .87 for regular. When I got my 92 Mustang it used to cast 13.00 to fill it with super....now about 48-50 bucks

ThumperPup
04-28-11, 03:23 PM
OMG i just paid 4.15 a gallon today to top off only needed 3 gallons since my last fill up the other day but still 4.15 a gallon damm thats for regular

concorso
04-28-11, 03:31 PM
.63 Canadian/liter. That was when I first started driving 15 odd years ago. Now its about 1.20/liter.

concorso
04-28-11, 03:35 PM
One tankful of 60 liters cost around 110. That means 16 gallons cost around 163$. And that once a week for 250 miles.Some of that cost had to involve lube, right? Holy shit.

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 01:34 AM
I just spoke with my mom she is in Israel right now
she said she just spent 540.00 to fill up with 16 gallons in israel shekels
that comes to ruffly 160.00 dollars U.S when converted
and we think we have it bad here

thebigjimsho
04-29-11, 10:16 AM
http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Ruffles-TW.jpg

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 12:39 PM
http://www.taquitos.net/im/sn/Ruffles-TW.jpg

what the hell ?
you just post a bag of ruffles WTF does that mean say something type some words LOL
or are you just speechless ?

thebigjimsho
04-29-11, 12:43 PM
You started it, ruffly...

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 12:45 PM
i still am confused wht the hell are you talking about
say some words
what do you mean with the bag of ruffles you know i don't pick up on stuff to great
so what was that mean to be saying use words

im still not sure WTF you where trying to say

thebigjimsho
04-29-11, 12:47 PM
hmm...

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 12:49 PM
you said you started it ruffly
im not sure i get what it is you mean
why don;'t you explain using words why the post with the bag of chips
im confused on what it was you where trying to say with that post
so im asking what was it mean for ?

Submariner409
04-29-11, 06:04 PM
If anyone remembers the original title of this thread, and you want to do a little homework, about a year ago a CF member posted either a link or a graph comparing the yearly cost of a gallon of gasoline to the buying power of a dollar. The graph runs over about 70 years. Find that graph and you'll discover that a gallon of gasoline costs just about as much in terms of the dollar's power as it did in the 30's and 40's.

Find the graph and the point of this thread becomes pointless. Anyone could easily go into the graph and say "Sure, gas cost .XX in 1935."

I would imagine that a Google search would turn up the same info.

EDIT: I just did it.........Google "gasoline annual price graph" and click on the first link. The site has www.inflationdata.com for starters.......

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 06:07 PM
Sub if you want the graph here or bringging it up to it and all
why not just searc and find it then post it in this thread

iv preaty much given up the search function for things i dont worrya bout to much caus eim tired of never getting what im looking for

Submariner409
04-29-11, 06:09 PM
Why not ??? ...............because you started the thread and I refuse to do your work for you. Get off your dead butt and practice what you preach.

For a memory jog, Google is NOT the CF search function...................

RippyPartsDept
04-29-11, 06:11 PM
http://www.inflationdata.com/inflation/images/charts/Oil/Inflation_adjusted_gasoline_price.jpg

Sevillian273
04-29-11, 06:17 PM
$0.84 in 2000. For a month or so it dipped to that price from around a buck.

Stingroo
04-29-11, 06:51 PM
I remember 99 cents in 2001 or so. I thought it was really weird to see nothing in the dollars column.

Sevillian273
04-29-11, 07:17 PM
I remember riding around with my grandmother in summer of 96 when the cheapest we could find was $1.23 at a Texaco. That was in CT I think.

johnny kannapo
04-29-11, 08:35 PM
I started driving post 73' gasoline was around .50 to .55 cents in 74' when I turned 16. A barrel of crude jumped from under $4 to a whopping $12 per barrel in 1973. I do remember paying as little as 0.32 cents filling the can for the lawnmower before that.

RippyPartsDept
04-29-11, 09:07 PM
Just today I paid only $0.01

I just squeezed one drop and then went and paid.


BEAT THAT

ThumperPup
04-29-11, 11:38 PM
yo chris wtf did you do that for man did you stop when you decided it wasnt worth it at the price ?
or what was the reason for just pumping .01 cent ?

The-Dullahan
04-30-11, 03:13 AM
Ninety-Eight cents.

drummerman64
04-30-11, 09:13 AM
Lowest - .79/gal around 1986

Except for the one time a local BP manager screwed up programming the pump price by misplacing a decimal point..what should've been $1.39/gal was 13c/gal instead..filled the tank in my old Ford truck that day for $1.50 :D

CIWS
04-30-11, 09:53 AM
Lowest - .79/gal around 1986

Except for the one time a local BP manager screwed up programming the pump price by misplacing a decimal point..what should've been $1.39/gal was 13c/gal instead..filled the tank in my old Ford truck that day for $1.50 :D

:yeah:



http://www.randomuseless.info/gasprice/gasprice2.png

ThumperPup
04-30-11, 11:11 AM
Why not ??? ...............because you started the thread and I refuse to do your work for you. Get off your dead butt and practice what you preach.

For a memory jog, Google is NOT the CF search function...................

hey i never said you should i said if you want it up here then find it
and post it
just cause i posted a thread doesn't mean i have to find evyerhing for it
the thread is open and anyone who wants to can insert things into it its open to the public if they want to find someone and post it fine

no reason to get your panties in a ball

ThumperPup
04-30-11, 11:15 AM
http://www.inflationdata.com/inflation/images/charts/Oil/Inflation_adjusted_gasoline_price.jpg

when i look at this it makes no sence to me cause i cna't read it i don't understand what the heck it is i know the my brain tells me its a graph its got prices and years

but thats all i get

inflation i feel there is no reason for inflation in the world

the Dollar shoudl be worth the same as it was 50 years ago
items should cost the same as it did 50 years ago
and pay should be the same as it was 50 years ago
why the heck did ppl say lets make things and prices higher what was the purpose of all this crap ?
i mean what was the reason to increase pay and increase prices
if things are still going to cost the same in the long run
just with an extra 0 next to the number ?
i don't understand this

RippyPartsDept
04-30-11, 12:52 PM
yo chris wtf did you do that for man did you stop when you decided it wasnt worth it at the price ?
or what was the reason for just pumping .01 cent ?

You asked: "what was the least you can remember paying for gas?"

My answer: $0.01 just the other day

The reason was so that I could be the one who's paid the least for gas... plus it amuses me to play the part of the 'literal web (http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/21/a-critical-analysis-of-the-literal-web-crowd-the-tools-you-need-to-survive-in-a-humorous-world/)' sometimes ...

you did NOT ask "what was the least you can remember paying for a gallon of gas"

ThumperPup
04-30-11, 01:50 PM
You asked: "what was the least you can remember paying for gas?"

My answer: $0.01 just the other day

The reason was so that I could be the one who's paid the least for gas... plus it amuses me to play the part of the 'literal web (http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/21/a-critical-analysis-of-the-literal-web-crowd-the-tools-you-need-to-survive-in-a-humorous-world/)' sometimes ...

you did NOT ask "what was the least you can remember paying for a gallon of gas"

ok ok ok yeah you got me there lol

the stations near you must be cool then cause you say you pumped then went in and paid here i can't get a gas station to turn a pump on unless i pay upfront
just the other day
the card reader at the pump was not working
they said i have to prepay and wait for the money to be refunded to my credit card they charge it what i want to pump what i don't pump they refund
im like cant you just take my Credit card and ID hold it in here turn the pump on and let me pump my damm fuel
and then i come in and you charge the card they where like no

so if i where to walk in and say id like .01 of fuel please on pump 3 they would throw me out i think lol
and anyone els who did it also

what was the clerks reaction when you did that ?

RippyPartsDept
04-30-11, 02:19 PM
he did a double take and i confirmed for him that i only wanted that much gas as i told him i was in a competition to see who could pay the least for gas...

ThumperPup
04-30-11, 02:23 PM
he did a double take and i confirmed for him that i only wanted that much gas as i told him i was in a competition to see who could pay the least for gas...

Awesome dude totaly awesome

now where on lease amount of gas ever purchased lease amount ever spent on gas same thing not per gallon lol

i think the least i ever pumped was 5.00 2 months ago all i wanted was to fill my 2 gallon gas can lol

mdscad
04-30-11, 06:07 PM
Back in the ancient past when Cadillacs still ruled the roads, I remember paying $.11 a gallon at he Post Exchange gas station in Japan. The year was 1970.
In about the same time period I was pumping gas after school and during summer vacation. I can remember pumping gas here in Florida on a daily basis for about $.239 a gallon. Gas wars would regularly start when a station up the street would lower prices. I can remember selling it for $.179 a gallon. That right, just 18 cents. The typical buyer would come in and say "A dollars worth, please." For that, I would wash the front window, and if asked would check the oil and the air pressure in the tires. LOL