Today on Hwy 72

I saw this today on Hwy 72 just outside of Decatur.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARegular at under $3.00 a gallon!

And it made me wonder:

What is everyone else paying for a gallon of gas these days?

BTW, this price drop just happened as of yesterday, and yes, I did stop and fill up the tank!Β  πŸ˜‰

41 thoughts on “Today on Hwy 72

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been paying about $2.73 for a week or so, though I did see today that it’s down in some stations to $2.69. The highest I paid on my trip was $3.39, and the lowest I’ve seen is $2.68. That’s at a station that’s always involved with a mini-gas-war, though. I think brothers-in-law own the two stations, and they’ll undercut one another in a minute.

  2. Garden Correspondent says:

    Compared to Turkey, anywhere else will seem cheap — $9.60 a gallon! (approximately, but you get the idea…) The prices are printed in litres, which reduces the sticker shock… a little. Interesting that diesel is more expensive there. It’s cheaper here ($8.80).

    • Lynda says:

      Siobhan, it used to be cheaper here too, and then the diesel engine got popular and they jacked up the price. I really feel bad for the truck drivers here. And, yes, pricing it by the litre would make it seem not so bad. Sorta like when we see that “$2.99 and 9/10ths” verses $3.00! πŸ˜‰

  3. evilsquirrel13 says:

    Your prices must be in line with southwest Illinois… we just dropped under $3.00 this week. Of course, just 7 miles and one river west of here in Missouri, it’s 20 cents cheaper than even that!

    • Lynda says:

      Annie, it was something like $3.25 or $3.50 way back when I was in HS (’71… ’72?) so your price does not shock me. However, I wouldn’t want to pay it! Yes, we are whining about our price per gallon and trending towards more fuel efficient cars here too. Though I am sure we haven’t become as motivated as you are over there! Yet. 😯

  4. pattisj says:

    That’s what I paid for gas today, in Virginia Beach. It’s nice to see it below $3, didn’t expect that to ever happen again.

  5. quilt32 says:

    We were able to get gas for $2.99 over the weekend at a Sam’s location but the rest of the Cincinnati stations are charging around $3.19.

  6. LB says:

    Dang girl! My son laughs when I use that term …
    So one of the positive sides to being housebound is that I haven’t had to fill up the truck or bike in a month! Glad you found such a good deal!

    • Lynda says:

      LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL-LOL! I almost used that phrase on you the other day, but chickened out because I didn’t know how you would take to it.
      I shouldn’t have worried! πŸ˜€

      Me too! Especially because traveling to the Mtn. Farmlet is such a distance.

    • Lynda says:

      We didn’t think so either, but apparently (judging by the comments) it is going way down all over the states. Think happy thoughts, Adam, you may yet see under $3!

    • Lynda says:

      We’ve been in the $3.05 to $3.35 range for a few weeks now, with it slowly coming down to yesterday’s under $3. This right after Bob said we probably would never see under $3 a gallon again. Surprise! OK, it’s only 1/10th of one cent, but hey, it looks like a bargain on the sign. πŸ˜‰

  7. dianasschwenk says:

    Gas here is $1.11 per litre. There are 4.5 litres in a Gallon. so I pay $4.99/gallon in the country where the fuel comes from, in the very province where most oil comes from! In fact you pay less for our oil than we do. Part of the reason we pay more is our government taxes it stupid. Roughly 0.17 cents per litre is tax for the provincial and federal government. The other part of why we pay more is that we’re apparently stupid (I’m not joking) We also pay way more for technology, service providers, everything. I mean we are willing to pay so why not charge us I guess. Ok my tirade is over…

  8. Littlesundog says:

    Oklahoma gas prices have been decreasing for the last month or so. I think locally we’re at 2.78 for regular, but I heard on the OKC news that $2.62 was the lowest early this week in the metro. I hope the prices stay low during the holidays. Wouldn’t that be great for travel?

  9. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    My friends and I made the 4-hour drive to the riverhouse today, and when we stopped for fuel, I smiled and said, “I’ve been visiting Ecuador for ten years, and the price of fuel is still holding at one dollar forty eight cents.”

    Sigh; how sweet it is! twice as sweet, as after three months of being away, i’m home! will be catching up over the weekend.. time tonight, however, for sleep! it’s been a long day/week/few months!


    • Lynda says:

      So glad you are home, Lisa, and I hope you had a good and restful night. Enjoy your weekend, and I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures in detail!

      PS: I think I may have found my own version of Playamart; It’s Mountain-mart! πŸ˜‰

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