Saturday, May 3, 2008

Can you take me higher?

I've seen a lot of new stories lately about "record gas prices", and "breaking the $4 threshold", and even the "pain beyond the pump".  

The Auto Club surveys over 100,000 gas stations all over the state and provides daily updates to their online Fuel Gauge Report.

Even one my favorite Southern California blogs has made a point of displaying Los Angeles gas prices a few times in the past month.

I'm sure it's not just California, and fuel prices are higher everywhere.  Yes, it's an excellent opportunity to promote public transportation, ride-sharing, and the health benefits of walking and/or pedaling whenever possible.

But I'd like to put it into perspective for you.

Pebbly Beach Gas Station, Catalina Island

So tell me, can you go higher?  Or better yet - show me!  Seriously.  If you live in the United States and you've got a higher gas price than I do, post your photo and a link to my blog and leave me a comment so I can go check it out.  I'll send a little Catalina Island swag to the highest one. 

But this isn't open-ended, ('cause the FSM only knows what's around the corner, idjits blowing up stuff up, oil tankers running aground and other such nonsense). So I'll give you two weeks - the deadline for this little contest is May 18, 2008.

Got gas?  Got really expensive gas?  Let's see it!


Sheepish Annie said...

We are well below that here, thankfully. But it is still painful to visit the pumps, that's for sure. I'd ride a bike, but my commute is somewhere around sixty miles per day and I am old and kind of lazy...

Cristina said...

Wow. Just wow.
I live in the UK, where oil is about £1.10 ($2.20?), and it's already bloody expensive. I am seriously impressed!

Kenyetta said...

Wow! and here I am complaining about $3.45!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen prices that high here in Florida.

The highest I've seen is $3.96 for regular gas in Miami Beach.

$5+ OUCH! I think you must have us all beat!

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Mia said...

Well this is one contest I'd be happy to NOT win. I can't even think about the gas prices without getting sick.

Aunt Kathy said...

I'm in NY, Upstate Ny and we are way lower then that. Wow, I remember when gas was .85 and we thought that was high

Logan said...


Holy fuckity!

Sorry for getting vulgar but wow! I know it's a lot worse in Europe, but I had no idea it already hit above $5 anywhere in the States. Sheeeeezus.

For us it jumped fifty cents in the last week, and supposedly we'll be above $5 before the summer. I am SO looking forward to my monthly bus pass. (Of course that's more expensive now too.)

Cristina said...

Oh! Is it per gallon?
My boyfriend pointed this out to me, and given that a gallon (US, liquid) is about 3.78 litres, my UK petrol gas is about $8.34 per gallon.
Now that's impressive, but it's a different country, and prices work different.