At 11:33 AM 4/12/2001 -0500, you wrote: >just a random sample here, but what are people in the US paying for a >gallon of regular unleaded gas around the country? > >last night on the way home from work it was 1.65 per gallon, this >morning *at the same f$cking place* it was 1.70 per gallon. So I'm >wondering, is it just me or is anyone else paying an outrageous amount >for a gallon of gas?!? Just south of you here in Chicago's NW'burbs and it's not only going up, but spiking too. 2 weeks ago: $1.48/gal for the cheapest grade 13 days ago: $1.74 for the same gas (25-cent hike overnight) 1 week ago: $1.56 6 days ago: $1.78 So it's hard to tell from one day to the next, it'll be about a buck-n-a-half, and then spike way up again. Used to be a rule-of-thumb, fill-up on Tuesday or Wednesday, but now there's just no rhyme or reason. I know we pay considerably less than the rest of the world, but still, 25-cents per gallon overnight, and then back down 4 days later? Somethin' ain't right. And, I know it's supposed to get worse.