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Posted: 7/14/2002 6:31:00 PM EST
Those of you over 30 may remember the "good times". What year was this? [img]junior.apk.net/~scotts/gasprice1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:32:29 PM EST
1971 or 1972 Eric The(Hell,IRemember29.9In1966)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:33:26 PM EST
1978
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:34:43 PM EST
You know, now that I think about it, I don't remember 'full serve' and 'self serve' pumps till after the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo occurring, so it might be post 1973, maybe 1974 - 1977. Eric The(Hmmmm???)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:37:25 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:39:56 PM EST
I don't know which we're talking about. Low gas prices or "Full Service" pumps. I miss them both!
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:40:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:45:42 PM EST
I'm going with 1978. But it depends on what state you were in.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 6:51:05 PM EST
Early 80s
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:33:30 PM EST
It was 1977.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:39:43 PM EST
1975, Arco station.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:40:25 PM EST
77/78 that was the price I paid when I started to drive.. :)
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:46:34 PM EST
[b]not "what year was this?", but what year will this be? i say, 2010 when we finally own all of the Middle East.[/b]
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:50:03 PM EST
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It could have been last week if it was in a port city in the south. I don't really kown way but I have seen some very cheap port cities down here(Mobil,Tampa,Nalins,Savanna) BTW:You old guys are funny,it can't be the 70s I don't think they have color back then.[:D]
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 7:50:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/14/2002 7:51:07 PM EST by Jim_Dandy]
1975, Arco station.
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Look a little closer. It says "Sunoco." Red, white, and blue? I'd say '76.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 8:02:52 PM EST
Uleaded was only needed when they introduced catalytic converters, was that in '76?
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 8:18:21 PM EST
Insufficient info. Where was the picture taken? Local/State taxes have a direct effect on the price of gasoline. I can remember when hi-test cost 35 cents a gallon. I remember gas lines also. Mike
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 8:44:53 PM EST
This one was kind of tricky. After gas prices leveled off at around 60 cents/gallon in the late seventies, they climbed again in 1979/80 to the $1.00+ mark. However, after being stable for a couple of years, excess worldwide production and inventories caused gas prices to begin slipping in the mid 1980s. This photo was taken at a Sunoco station in northeast Ohio, in July of 1986. This was the cheapest gas had been in over 10 years.
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 9:02:20 PM EST
Yeah it was tricky. Still, marching in the shade was right on, so you are forgiven. Not that you need it. Mike
Link Posted: 7/14/2002 9:24:51 PM EST
I was going to say 1985-1986, because oil prices were very low back then, and that meant HARD TIMES for states like Alaska. And Texas. I still remember how all real estate development screeched to a halt in those years, and my dad spending a year not working on anything except hobby computer programming.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:15:30 AM EST
Probably about 1974 or 75. The runup from the REAL good times took place after the embargo then. I was driving already when the prices were 34 for reg. and 38 for premium. A funny thing about that fake "oil crisis." There were gas lines and shortages, but tankers were waiting out at sea, somewhat beyond the horizon, though not too far. There was a comment that "there will be plenty of oil when the price passes 50 cents per gallon."
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:25:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By rjroberts: A funny thing about that fake "oil crisis."
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The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo was a 'fake oil crisis'? Really? Who says so? The Democrat Underground website? Eric The(Pshaw!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:34:19 AM EST
One of my first jobs was working at a gas station 1973. Asking every customer if they wanted their oil checked and then cleaning their windshield while the gas was pumping. I don't think they even do that at the full service pumps anymore.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:40:56 AM EST
The gas war of 2000 (give or take one year). Hell it even got to 80 cents here.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:53:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By SWS: This one was kind of tricky. This photo was taken at a Sunoco station in northeast Ohio, in July of 1986. This was the cheapest gas had been in over 10 years.
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I remember that summer. I was stationed at NAS Willowgrove outside of Philadelphia after returning from being overseas for 2 years. Gas went down to the low .70 cent/gal. In Philly.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 4:25:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Originally Posted By rjroberts: A funny thing about that fake "oil crisis."
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The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo was a 'fake oil crisis'? Really? Who says so? The Democrat Underground website? Eric The(Pshaw!)Hun[>]:)]
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I lived through it (not as a child, so I was aware of prices, etc.). The things I mention, especially the comment about availability when the price got up was contemporary with the time. It was part of an article in the "Wall Street Journal" at the time, so I'd suggest the analyst knew what he was saying.(different types of analyst back then) Further, oil is fungible. Much of the trading, even today, is done while the oil is in the tanker and underway, final destinations being determined when underway. Sure, there are limits, but on the trans-Atlantic routes, there's a lot of changing based on trades. Marc Rich made a lot of his money that way. He could keep manifests and routes in his head and juggle them. The point is, there was enough oil on the world market, and the crisis was manipulated to gouge us. The legitimate, localized shortages were mostly caused by panic buying; we could dry up a local supply right now that way.
Link Posted: 7/15/2002 3:09:07 PM EST
76-77... It was over $1.00 in 79...
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