The Lady Speaks

How High Can It Go?

The cost of gas, that is. Here in my neck of the woods, regular is at $2.97 a gallon on the PA side of the border, and $3.09 a gallon on the NY side. Last year, during the Katrina nightmare, regular gas topped out at $3.77 a gallon, and despite all the worries, only one station went dry – the one whose incredibly old pumps max out at $2.99/gal. The owner sold more gasoline in 24 hours than he’d probably sold in the 2 years previous.

So, what are prices doing in your neighborhood – and what’s your best guesstimate of how high the prices will rise during the month of May?

I think I’ll make this my first contest.

Enter your best guess in the comments before May 1st. Whoever comes closest to the maximum price of gasoline in my little corner of PA without going over will win something. (Something cheap….like a pretty postcard mailed by yours truly.) I’ll announce the winner on June 1st.


Ummm…there are no rules since there’s no real way to cheat.


April 22, 2006 - Posted by | Contest, Economy, Gas Prices, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized


  1. Ach, in Europe it is much more expensive.
    You guys can consider yourself lucky that it is so cheap.
    On the other hand I find that it should be made much more expensive in the far away USA.
    That will force you people to drive more economically and to produce better cars.
    I know that is something that will not be appreciated by you but hey, that’s what I would like to see. 😉

    We have cars that use 5 litres for 100 kilometers. That’s is something like 1.3 gallon for 63 miles.
    The gas here is more than 1 euro or more than 1.25 dollar per litre.
    Okay some people ride with bigger cars and use more gas per 100km but they also have to pay more taxes and stuff.

    Comment by cnile | April 24, 2006 | Reply

  2. oh right the bet: $3.97

    Comment by cnile | April 24, 2006 | Reply

  3. We are absolutely spoiled in regard to gas prices! I agree that a hefty increase in price is necessary to force America to wake up and begin building really fuel-efficient vehicles. Another benefit of the high price would be a greater reliance on public transportation, bikes, and scooters.

    I live in a pretty rural area, so a car is necessary for some trips, but a great majority of my shopping is done within a 2-mile radius of my home. So, I’m really looking into buying a motor scooter (like the ones seen everywhere in Europe). They get great fuel mileage and take up 1/10th the space of a car.

    Comment by PA_Lady | April 24, 2006 | Reply

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