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I remember back when gas was only a nickel... [Apr. 29th, 2008|09:40 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Fortunately I don't really drive often, having the 3x better gas mileage with the motorcycle.

That was the first time I ever typed nickel, too, and I misspelled it as "nickle". Who knew?
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[User Picture]From: hughe
2008-04-29 04:52 pm (UTC)
(90.52 US$) / (20.81300 US gallons) = 0.582596402 British pounds / litre

still cheap by UK standards.. we have it as...
            Avg.    Min.    Max.
Unleaded:  £1.10   £1.04   £1.19
Diesel:    £1.20   £1.09   £1.32


1.19 (British pounds / litre) = 8.87323992 US$ / US gallon

Edited at 2008-04-29 04:55 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nursemette
2008-04-30 04:44 am (UTC)
You guys pay even more than us in Norway. Unleaded is about 12,5-13 NOK/litre, diesel is 11,3-12,8 NOK/litre.
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[User Picture]From: wondernews
2008-04-29 04:58 pm (UTC)
i remember the time nickle "kopecks" (exchange money for soviet roubles) was enough to buy brad and butter for lunch....

both superpowers have degradated since...
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[User Picture]From: jayp39
2008-04-29 04:59 pm (UTC)
I remember being upset when gas crossed the $1 threshold.

I drive a scooter to work every day, and at 100mpg it certainly helps to make the fillup process less painful. It wouldn't even feel so bad if the price of gas doubled...
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[User Picture]From: dampscribbler
2008-04-29 05:20 pm (UTC)
Where is gas $4.35/gal. ???
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From: docjeff
2008-04-29 05:32 pm (UTC)
good gravy! that's just wrong
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[User Picture]From: tsutton
2008-04-29 06:21 pm (UTC)
It's currently £1.10 ($2.16) for petrol and £1.23 ($2.42) for diesel here. :/
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[User Picture]From: roslyn
2008-04-29 06:22 pm (UTC)
I knew! (And we don't even have nickels in Australia...!)
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[User Picture]From: solagirl
2008-04-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
I remember going to the gas station near AHS with some CHANGE and getting enough gas to drive around for several days. Those were the days..
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[User Picture]From: chris
2008-04-29 09:33 pm (UTC)
really? I don't recall gas being under a dollar here since around '93 or '94.
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[User Picture]From: solagirl
2008-04-29 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah - 1998 was my senior year. I lived out side Portland and gas was .89 - 1.00.

.75 sounds pretty sweet!
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[User Picture]From: righellis
2008-04-29 08:32 pm (UTC)
Wow. $4.34 a gallon? That is crazy. Gas is so much more expensive in California.
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[User Picture]From: adamkills
2008-04-29 08:34 pm (UTC)
I remember back when nickels were made out of nickel.
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[User Picture]From: stalk_her
2008-04-29 09:13 pm (UTC)
gas in iowa is like $$3.30-3.40
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[User Picture]From: hellarad
2008-04-29 09:27 pm (UTC)
how do you really know that it was the first time you ever typed nickel?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-04-29 09:35 pm (UTC)
Because I misspelled it! :)
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[User Picture]From: kelly
2008-04-29 10:44 pm (UTC)

how about 19.9?

I do remember 19.9 cents / gallon. And putting 50 cents in so I could drive around all night.
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[User Picture]From: firewallender
2008-04-30 12:38 am (UTC)
$4.35 a gallon?? Holy crap - it's a full dollar cheaper in seattle.
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[User Picture]From: cinedude
2008-04-30 03:34 am (UTC)
I remember when gas was only a penny.
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[User Picture]From: wcu
2008-04-30 08:43 am (UTC)
i remember when they would give out gas for free.. sometimes they would even pay you to take it off their hands!

those were the days
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2008-05-01 01:51 am (UTC)
i remember when i could urinate gasoline

not only could i fill my own tank up, but all my friends' cars too-

man, those were the days
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