Grumpy Old Man

gasWe're approaching $1.30 a litre for gas in this city. Seriously, the local gas station is selling regular unleaded for $1.27 a litre.

Four years ago this week, I was ticked at the fact we were approaching a buck a litre. I even have a note about the end of an era, the first time in my life I had to pay more than a buck a litre to fill up the tank. That's when I shared this little nugget.

I'm not yet a senior citizen, but I have an old timer tale to share. For a period of time in the early 90s, I drove a 1985 Ford Escort hatchback. I managed to drive this car for years without ever paying more than 50ยข a litre to fill 'er up. I still remember when I first paid more than a half buck a litre and how disappointed I was.

That's right, this old bastard drove for years without paying more than 49¢ a litre on gas. And we used to hike miles to work in 12 feet of snow, too. No foolin'.

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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

We have officially cracked $4.00 a gallon here Mike I think we have basically caught up with the times. You guys have been paying that for a few years now.

May 22, 2008 @ 9:40 PM

Toronto Mike

Ok, here's the math.

1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres.
That means 1 US gallon here costs $4.80.

In other words, gas is still cheaper for Buffalo Boy Mike than it is for Toronto Mike.

May 22, 2008 @ 9:45 PM


It's around $3.75 here in Texas, unless you want diesel, then you're paying about $4.50.

May 23, 2008 @ 12:28 AM


It's sad to think I was visibly thrilled to buy gas on Tuesday night for $1.23 a litre....

May 23, 2008 @ 10:47 AM

Jason |

but are you surprised or something? you shouldn't be

May 24, 2008 @ 2:45 PM

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