Remember a little over a year ago when I was all excited that gas in Jackson had dropped all the way down to $3.03?
It’s down below $1.73 now
I was at half a tank when I headed up to St. Louis to pick up Curator Jessica at the airport. Gas around Cape was going for $1.99 to $2.16, so I rolled the dice that there would be cheaper gas south of St. Louis.
Indeed, a sign I passed an exit south of Pevely said unleaded regular was $1.73. I usually stop at the exit above it, but I was wondering if I was going to kick myself for not pulling in.
Nope, to my relief, I was able to fill up for $1.73 a gallon at my usual truck stop in Pevely. I was feeling pretty good until I passed a station on the way to the airport that had it going for $1.69.
I’m loving this. I’m filling the tank for less than half what I was paying early in 2014.
Gas station stories over the years
- When service stations delivered service
- Star Service Station’s grand opening in 1965
- Thoni’s had gas as low as 19.9
- Putting on the tire chains
- Gas was 32 cents and smokes were 29 cents at the Bonded station in 1968
- Arguing over gas prices in Cadiz, Ky
- Scott City service station catches fire
- The Sinclair station on Broadway
- Gas prices and atomic bombs
- Lynn Latimore and a 1955 Ford Fairlane
4 Replies to “Buck-73 Gas”
I worked at Union Oil on Kingshighway in the summer of 1970 for Pete Wadlington at a whopping $1.00/hour. When customers were waiting in line (we checked the oil, washed the windshield, checked tire pressure etc.) and Pete told us the price of gas was going down a penny or two a gallon, people would wait up to 30 minutes for us to open the old pump(s) and lower the price just to save that 1 or 2 cents. Those were the days.
By the way, the gas at Union Oil was expensive, about 32 Cents a gallon at that time, compared to Thonis or Star at less than 30 cents.
Cheap gas yeah! I love it Missouri usually has pretty cheap gas…still above at $2.11 here.