Gas cramps

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Jun 18, 2007

One cool thing about working at home: today I tanked up my car for the first time since moving to Boulder over three weeks ago... and it wasn't anywhere near full when we got here.

Still. Gas prices have dropped in recent days, but am I supposed to be grateful? It was $49 to put 15 gallons into my tank.

Interestingly, the price of gas was about $1.46/gallon on January 20, 2001. Just so's you know. Not that I think that's all there is to it, of course -- things are always complicated. But I do find it interesting.

Before you ask, due to inflation $1.46 had the same buying power in 2001 as $1.71 does today. That's a lot less than the $3.15 I just paid.

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