Monday, March 8, 2010

Gas Price Survey

I paid $2.80 at the Marathon on the corner of SW 168th Street and Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay this morning. (And I got 21.23 mpg last week, thanks to several trips on Florida’s Turnpike to Homestead and back.) The highest I saw was $3.05 at the Chevron on Red Road just south of Sunset in South Miami; the lowest was $2.79 at the Westar on the corner of Douglas Road and US 1 in Coconut Grove. What’s it going for in your neck of the woods?

According to the AP via MSNBC, gas is up almost a dime in the last two weeks.

The average price of regular gasoline in the United States is up 9.58 cents over a two-week period to $2.73.

That’s according to the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price for a gallon of mid-grade was $2.86. Premium was at $2.97.
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Cheyenne, Wyo., had the lowest average price among cities surveyed at $2.47 a gallon for regular. Honolulu was the highest at $3.33.

In California, the average price for a gallon of regular was up 13.71 cents to $3.01.

Fresno had the state’s least expensive gas at $2.95 a gallon. San Francisco was the steepest at $3.05.

So we have a little touch of San Francisco here in South Miami.

This is still below the peak of $4.15 that I paid in July 2008 at a station in Miami Springs when I was on “temporary assignment” at what came to be known as Camp Runamok. The Pontiac was averaging about 21 mpg, but it still cost me about $50 a week to fill it up.