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Old 07-27-2010   #1
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One of the moderators pointed out this chart to me. Thought it might be interesting to throw it out there.

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Thanks. As much as we're not happy about the cost of gasoline, there are a lot of places that have it worse.

Several years ago, when prices were 4.50+ per gallon here, I went to Turkey. At that time they were paying close to $11.75 per gallon, US equivalent for regular unleaded.
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At that time they were paying close to $11.75 per gallon, US equivalent for regular unleaded.
Ouch!



I still remember 99 cents in 1999. Boy, those were the days.
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We're somewhere between Brazil and Bulgaria here in the SF Bay Area.

And yeah, ouch to that $11.75 per gallon.
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99 cents a gallon in 1999? WOW... I would have enjoyed that. I remember when gas jumped above a dollar here in MS in 1992. I was in college and one station held out under a dollar for the longest and they had more business than they could handle until they topped that $1 mark.

Those were the days...
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I must be getting old I remember pumping gas as a kid when it was 35c a gallon But I'll take a tanker of Venezuelan
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I remember regular at 0.25-0.30 with the occasional gas wars at 0.17 during the early 60's...then the long gas lines during the first oil crisis in the early 70's and gas going over $1 for the first time. I was in Europe during the early 70's and they were paying about 4 times what the US was paying even then.
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I remember regular at 0.25-0.30 with the occasional gas wars at 0.17 during the early 60's...then the long gas lines during the first oil crisis in the early 70's and gas going over $1 for the first time.
Those lines were something else, and we could only get gas on certain days, depending on the last digit of the license plate. I just got my drivers license about 6 months before all started, so my parents delegated the job of sitting in line for 4 hours to get half a tank to me.
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I must be getting old I remember pumping gas as a kid when it was 35c a gallon
Must not be as old as I am. 25c is still in my mind.
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Must not be as old as I am. 25c is still in my mind.
I remember gas even lower during sales, and 25/gallon was the usual.

In 1962 (age 17) I was a Freshman at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and that was culture shock after living in NYC!

I bought a 1947 Oldsmobile to tool around in and one day drove into a gas station and asked for one gallon because all I had was 25!


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