Monday, June 2, 2008

A little cost comparison

I typically fill up my 16 gallon gas tank every two weeks. My commute is 19 miles each way, and my Camry averages around 27 miles per gallon. Here's a comparison of my last few fill-ups:

4/16 $3.48/gal = $55.19 (15.8 gal)
5/1 $3.59/gal = $56.88 (15.8 gal)
5/15 $3.95/gal = $65.01 (16.4 gal)
6/2 $3.98/gal = $62.44 (15.6 gal)

I luckily timed my fill-ups well, because I missed the weekend where gas was consistently $4.08 - $4.19 per gallon. Waiting just a few extra days saved me up to $6 on one tank.

I get nostalgic thinking about the time I bought gas at the Willard Flying J in 1998 for $.79 per gallon, and I filled up my gas tank for less than $8 on my way up to Rexburg. Those were the days...

3 comments:

Jennette said...

Oh how I miss Flying J!! Brigham City was where I filled up, but I know exactly where the Willard station off of the I-15 is. I heard that California is leading the nation in high gas prices, go figure. I guess it is a good time for me to be a hermit and spend my life indoors studying for the next couple weeks.I haven't filled up my tank in over 2 weeks!

Parry-larious said...

Nicole,

I check all the time for new stuff.....disappointing. You know I check your blog every few days. What's new with Nicole, Rosie, and Taylor????

You know we are having a family father's day party on Sunday for Jack and all the dads. Wanna come?

Hollie

Nicole Bullock said...

Oh, it would be nice to come to the father's day dinner! I don't think I'll be coming to SLC again until the first weekend of August though. NWA now has a direct SLC flight, but Taylor had a heck of a time getting on it this week.

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