Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gas Price Survey

Oil dropped below $50 a barrel this morning, but it’s still over $2 a gallon here in South Florida. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that prices are creeping up but aren’t as high as they were a year ago. Yesterday I saw it ranging from $2.17 on US 1 in Coral Gables to $2.09 in Coconut Grove.

When I was traveling last weekend, it was $1.99 at most stations in Independence, Kansas, and in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, it was $1.77. (Hertz’s per gallon price for the pay-for-a-tank option was $1.69.) I’m not sure what bumped the price 20 cents a gallon between Kansas and Oklahoma, but it was probably the usual culprit: state and local taxes.

On the mileage front, the Mustang is averaging around 20 to 21 mpg in city driving.

What’s it going for in your part of the world?