A Gasoline Mystery: 76 Station Charges Just $2.32 per Gallon But the Chevron Across the Street is Asking $3.40 – What Madness is This? – 1400 19th Ave v. 1401 19th Ave.

I remember, back in the 1990’s, in Hawaii, paying (ever so slightly) over $20 for a tank of gas* for the first time in my life.

But you know, from that perspective┬á$2.32 at a 76 station doesn’t seem all that expensive, at all, you know, for 2018:

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And here’s your Chevron – note the cash price. That’s a whopping 46% more:

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And of course, these stations are right across the street from each other, in our Middle Sunset, or whatever ppl call it:

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It’s a mystery…

*I can also ‘member the first time I spent three figures on a single tank – that was in Marin, in the Early Aughts. Good times…

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4 Responses to “A Gasoline Mystery: 76 Station Charges Just $2.32 per Gallon But the Chevron Across the Street is Asking $3.40 – What Madness is This? – 1400 19th Ave v. 1401 19th Ave.”

  1. Humphrey says:

    You omitted one very important detail which may explain the price disparity: the Chevron contains Techron. Did 20 years of constant advertisements not drill that home to you? ­čśë

  2. sfcitizen says:

    High tech Techroline, one would hope.

    I don’t think it’s the Chevrons that’s so high, it’s the 76 that’s so cheap – IDK why.

    I don’t nec. consider Chevron better than 76 brandwise – I thought they were about on the same level. (One time I was at a Chevron in the Idaho Panhandle, on “Welfare Day, as one woman there called it. She complained about how far away the sheriff was from her town. She didn’t like the drag races on the main highway. And the bathroom stalls had no doors. My special lady friend was eager to leave…)

  3. Humphrey says:

    I was only joking about 76 vs. Chev. Tho in actuality I do get Chevron & actually do notice a difference!

  4. sfcitizen says:

    I was in Montana one time – I think one gas station had 84 octane only. I didn’t know it could go so low. Anyway, I didn’t notice that, so I don’t think I’d notice anything, except for a $1.10 difference in price from one side of the street to another…

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