Posts Tagged ‘gallon’

The Price of Gasoline in High-Cost San Francisco Will Soon be … Two-Something Dollars Per Gallon – Here’s $3.25 Right Now

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990′s.

And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000′s (by that, I mean The Aughts).

Ah mem’ries.

Now here’s present day SF, at the infamous Fell Street ARCO:

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Now I’ll tell you, my Nana, who just had stomach surgery Back East, so she’s been slowed down a bit, well, she just told me about paying 30 cents per gallon for gasoline something like 60 years ago, back in ’54. Adjust that for inflation and that works out to two-something dollars a gallon, right?

And back then, America was a poorer country, right?

And back then, you couldn’t buy no hybrid cars to get super-high mileage, right?

Obviously, changes are afoot. Obviously. But the Peak Oil crowd (the latest gathering was circa 2007 or so) has been proven wrong, once again – it’s like clockwork, since the 1800′s.

Just saying…

The Worst MUNI Bus Ad Ever: “Fed Up With the Price of a Fill Up?”

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Hey, SFMTA! Do you realize that you’re a national joke?

‘Cause, I don’t know, sometimes it seems you don’t realize you’re a national joke.

Just saying.

OK, work with me here, you’re beautiful, you’re gorgeous, you’re a San Francisco Giants* fan, right, and you don’t care what it costs to park near AT&T Park, oh no, what has you fazed is the cost of the four quid worth of petrol you had to expend to get to the game, so look astonished, go ahead, oh hey Margie, could you stencil the word “gasoline” onto our 1960′s-style gas pump, oh never mind, we’ll just add it in later in post, OK, babe, you’re giving me a 3 right now, let’s make it a 9, that’s it, look more astonished, more, that’s it, hold it, hold it. Click! That’s a rap people, I’ll see you at the after party:

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How much did we pay for this ad, I wonder…

*Or something, I still haven’t figured out which baseball team the talent supports. Does the M stand for MUNI? Oh, what’s that? The SF Giants might not want to be associated with a hated, loser organization like MUNI? Maybe…

Five Dollar Gasoline Returns to the Bay Area for 2011

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Here’s Menlo Park, where a Shell will get $5 a gallon out of you for full-serve (which nobody needs*) V-Power premium (which nobody needs**).

See?

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All right, forget about full-serve – here you go, $5.03 in South San Francisco for premium**

Thanks for the 411, SanFranGasPrices.

So, what’s the next threshold, $6 a gallon?

Looking forward…

*Oh, you need  full service ’cause you have a handicapped placard and you’re part of the ten percent of placard holders in town what isn’t running a free parking scam? O.K., then be my guest, full-serve for you!

**Oh, you need  premium V-Power? No you don’t, you just think you do. (Be sure to stay out of Montana, which has some areas where even 87 octane isn’t available. You’d have to fill up with less than 87 if you ever wanted to come back to the 415. Oh well.)

San Francisco Man Swears He’ll Never Drive More Than 60 MPH – The Pledge 60 Movement

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This man, recently seen on Franklin Street, has sworn he will never drive his Mazda 626 LX-V6 more than 60 MPH. Why? Cause he’s a part of the Pledge 60 Movement. Check out the sign that he printed at home (or at work, let’s hope, considering the cost of replacement printer ink, “starter cartridge” don’t get me started):

“I pledge 60 MPH max to save U.S. gas $

Fair enough. Not sure how this would work on the nascent Trans-Texas Corridor where they’ll have an 85mph limit, or for that matter Montana where teen-aged girls on narrow highways will pass you in their tiny three-cylinder cars going 90+, but oh well.

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The Sierra Club has/had a similar campaign – “I Can Drive 55 (or whatever the limit is).”

Pledgers should keep to the right (avoiding those carpool lane-stickered Toyota Priuseses going 80+ on the I-80) and they’ll be fine.

Pledge on.

(These kinds of pledges probably will have a higher success rate than those chastity pledges that don’t seem to work.)

What’s Up With the Crazy Shell Gas Stations of San Francisco?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

O.K., here’s the South Park Shell on 551 3rd Street from the other day. Regular is $3.62 and Premium is, wait a second, only suckers get premium so forget about that.  Anyway, nothing unusual.

But the problem is that Bryant Shell at 598 4th Street charges $3.98, ten percent more, despite the fact that these stations are just one block apart.

What’s up with that?

Gas Prices in San Francisco Now Exceed $4 Per Gallon

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

At least at this station in the South of Market area:

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$4.10 for regular unleaded. Keep up with prices in San Francisco here. Other areas are here.

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