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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Price of Gas: July 31, 2008

Woohoo! Gas is below $4.00 per gallon in Crystal Lake, IL! Yes, its down 12 cents from last week's price of $4.09 per gallon. Now, I am aware that I could have bought gas for below $4.00 per gallon the last couple of weeks at Sam's Club or Costco. And the truth of the matter is that I have done exactly that. But for the sake of comparing gas prices in various locations around the world is doesn't seem to me to be a valid comparison if I quote the price at places that require a (paid) membership card for the privilege of buying their gas when that option is not available in other locations or even to everyone in this locale. Besides, they don't post their prices on nice big photogenic signs out by the road! So this is the price you'd pay if you pulled up to the pump at the average gas station in Crystal Lake, IL.

What are you paying for gas where you live? Rebecca is compiling a comparison each week so stop over and let her know. And please don't let my preference for recording the price at the corner gas station stop you from sharing the price you pay at Sam's Club or Costco or some other limited access gas source where you live.


Kim from Hiraeth said...

Jake says it's $3.82 at Sam's Club.

threegirldad said...

In Wichita, KS, it went from $3.48 to $3.65 on Wednesday. With a "loyal shopper" card from a local grocery store, that made it $3.38 before the price spike.