Price of gas

Regular Gas: $2.65 99/100Picture taken last night at the gas station near my work in Menlo Park. That’s a little high for the area, by the way — (great site!) shows as low as $2.36 if you’re willing to drive a bit.

I remember watching news reports back in 1979, late in Carter’s term, when the big story was how gas prices were so high that stations had to upgrade their pumps and signs to include a dollars column. For months you could see makeshift cardboard past-overs adding the $1 to the listed price.

Adjusted for inflation, that $1 price comes out to around $2.47 in today’s dollars.