Thursday, October 29, 2015

The ridiculously low price of gasoline

An important rule in life: Do not complain when something is really good.

I filled up the fuel tank of the poomobile tonight and gas at the Grant Road and Tanque Verde Road Valero station was $1.95 a gallon. I can't remember the last time gasoline was under two dollars a gallon. It may have been when the Ford Model T was America's best selling vehicle.

The price seems to keep falling. Which takes me back to the "do not complain when something is really good" rule. I am not complaining. I'm excited. I hope it keeps dropping more.

The irony for me is that I've owned the poomobile since July and it gets the best gas mileage out of any vehicle I've ever owned -- about 27 mpg in the city, and about 38 mpg on the highway. I'm getting close to 400 miles out of a tank of fuel. The current fuel price along with my typical ten mile round trip commute to work, and the amazing gas mileage I am getting from the car, makes the cost of driving incredibly reasonable.

My wallet is really really turned on right now.

$1.95 per gallon gas
at Valero, Grant Road
and Tanque Verde
on October 29, 2015

The price is so wonderful
I had to take a picture of
it twice.