Oct 5, 2015
they have cool T shirts
Shell, Gulf, Sohio, Texaco
One Friday evening in 1947, my father returned home from New York City and told me to hook the trailer to the Jeep and put four 55 Gallon drums on the trailer. We were going to Bayonne, New Jersey in the morning. There was a gas war in progress outside the ESSO Bayway refinery and gas was selling for seven (7) cents a Gallon.
The lowest price I remember is when Dad took the family on a road trip about 1970ish (with our 1965 Plymouth Savoy). He stopped for gas in Louiseville QC and paid 36 cents a (Imperial) gallon. These days we'd call that 7.9 cents per liter. Today we're lucky if it's under a buck a liter (AKA 4.55 bucks an imperial gallon, or about $3.80 a Yankee gallon).
You should be in the UK, £1.24 per litre which is about $6 for a US gal
I wonder if this price is mostly tax, the government's method to ensure that passenger rail remains popular.
This guy broke it down for the customers. I wonder what R. R. is, railroad?