June 15, 2008, in Redding, California: We were on our way back to the Bay Area from Eugene, and between filling up the minivan and the U-Haul truck that Thom was driving, I probably spent about $200 at this station. This may have not been the highest price I saw in California in June and July, but it was probably the highest I paid.
December 6, 2008, Berkeley:
Today’s price is down 3 cents from yesterday at the same station (at Hopkins and The Alameda). Everyone around the country is seeing this happen. Still, the fall in prices has been more dizzying than the rise. In fact, since the price decline is connected to the problems in the rest of the economy, yes, it’s positively unsettling. The unease aside, it’s sure a lot cheaper to fill up.