Monday, June 29, 2009

Gas Price Survey

I filled up this morning for $2.69 at the usual spot — the Marathon on the corner of SW 168th Street and Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay. That’s actually down 6 cents from last week, and about a dollar lower than what we were paying a year ago. According to the Lundberg Letter, gas prices are steady because oil prices are steady, even though it’s the height of the summer travel season as we get close to the Fourth of July.

The Mustang got 21.08 mpg on the last tankful. That’s in city driving with the A/C on a lot. That’s not bad; it’s similar to what I was getting when I drove the Pontiac to work, and a year ago most of my commute was on the Palmetto Expressway… which can be considered city driving, given that it usually resembles a logjam. It’s not called the “Stallmetto” for nothing.