Friday, February 19, 2010

Gas Prices

Growing up in Burbank, I remember my dad always hunting for the cheapest gas price. Was it 27 cents a gallon or maybe even 17 cents back in the 1950's? But I do remember being appalled when the price went over 50 cents a gallon years later - lol!

So today, one of our Burbank historians, Wes Clark (BHS 74'), sent the following email with photo - thanks Wes!

(And be sure and check out Wes and Mike's Burbankia website which has a TON of interesting Burbank memorabilia.)

We were discussing gasoline prices on Facebook…

See attached, Burbank Blvd and Victory, Sep 1954. 23.9 cents at the Mobil and 19.9 at the World across the street!


Feb 19,8:25 AM 1051 W Burbank Blvd & N Victory Pl Burbank Feb 19, 8:25 AM

Here are the closeups

Remember this back 2008? OUCH!

8/6/08 COSTCO (members only) 1051 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank CA
Note: Price was 10c higher the previous week! TODAY at the same Burbank Costco, the price is $2.75/gal... whew! It could always be worse.

March 5, 2010 UPDATE

CLICK HERE to find the cheapest gas in California!

1 comment:

  1. When I was a little boy (early sixties) I recall 28.9 cents per gallon. Mom would always buy just $2 worth. I don't think I ever heard her say, "Fill it up!" - Wes