When my older sister first started driving, she came home excited because she pumped gas for the first time by herself. My mom got mad because she chose the expensive gas station at $0.86 a gallon. Good ol' late 90s.
@moolou, my first car was a 90 Plymouth Laser turbo, so I had to put premium in it, and I could fill the tank for 14 bucks. Then I bought an Explorer shortly after 9/11 happened and I went from 14 dollars for a tank of premium to 70 dollars for a tank of regular
I was so nervous to get a car as a 16 yo because gas was like $5.00 a gallon and I didn’t want the responsibility. Luckily, the oil market returned to normal right before I needed to start commuting.
@ImNotRacistBut, as im sure many of us were, i was in full work mode and could hardly look at the pump when getting fuel. The closest pump to me actually made the news for gouging. They had it at $6 a gallon...honestly i dont blame them. Supply and demand, they were one of the only pumps to even have supply at that time.
@ImNotRacistBut, I actually kinda lucked out during that time. I have always driven big cars with big gas tanks, and not the best milage. Right before prices skyrocketed I bought a small car with decent milage, and a small tank that I had been wanting to buy for years
@satan of the north, you’re not bill burr are you?
@ImNotRacistBut, Would you even believe me if I told you I was?
@ImNotRacistBut, I drove a '72 F100 and my dad drove a '73 Blazer at the time. We were not rich and that nearly $5.00/gallon really hurt going to work. That F100's 12 gallon tank made me get gas often too. At least it wasn't nearly 2 whole $75 fill-ups though. (The pumps shut off at $75 on card, so we had to run it twice.)
When I went to pump gas once, the employee kept telling me “Merry Christmas....Happy New Year...”. This happened in August.
The first time I filled up my first truck years ago, it cost me $160 from empty.
“... in whale blubber.”