Under a buck

Over the past few days the current oil glut, which looks like it’s going to go on for a while, has seen local gas prices plunge to levels we haven’t seen since our first trip through Ontario back in 2003.  See this screen grab below from the Gasbuddy web site this morning.

Gas Price Victoria Jan 2016

I’m almost tempted to fill ‘er up and head up Island just for the simple, inexpensive joy of doing so.  We’re also planning a serious road trip during April and May down into the good old southern US of A down through Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, then back via Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho before heading for home.

That’s GBP0.48 per litre.  48p. Forty eight pence or GBP2.18 per Imperial Gallon at current exchange rate.  US$0.68 per litre.  Sixty eight cents.  About US$2.57 per US Gallon.  Down in the USA, I’ve seen prices as low as US$1.91, or CAD$2.77 (US Gallon).

Hang on.  Oklahoma City reports US$1.29.  Blood and sand.

2 thoughts on “Under a buck”

  1. Oooh, Texas! Lovely place. San Antonio in particular is very pretty, I highly recommend a riverboat trip.

    And if you get a chance to go through Oklahoma, the Cowboy Museum is better than you’d expect, if only for their collection of barbed wire. It fills a room. Who knew there were so many varieties?


    1. San Antonio isn’t on our list. Amarillo is. Planned turnaround point is Daytona Beach and up the coast to Charleston before heading back by St Louis and Kansas City.


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