"Never has arrived"

Speaking of nostalgia, gas can now be found in the Detroit area for under $2.00 a gallon!

Just a few months ago, most experts said Americans would never see gas prices anywhere close to $2 a gallon again.

Never has arrived.

According to DetroitGasPrices.com, prices at nine gas stations in metro Detroit were below $2 a gallon Monday, with many others just a bit higher.

Those stations were the lowest in the area, but the statewide average has also plummeted in recent weeks.

The interesting thing is that if you Google "gas under 2.00" you get a lot of hits, but a lot of them go to pieces over two years old, like this one.

Because it's an affluent college town, Ann Arbor prices are higher than surrounding communities, but driving around yesterday I saw prices lower than the state average of 2.26 even here, and I'm sure if I drove to Ypsilanti it would be lower.

These things only get written up in the business section, though. If the situation were reversed, and prices had spiked up, I think it would fit the "crisis" meme and make the front page.

Falling prices are about as interesting as victory in war.

And with that I'm going to go out and vote!

Which calls for a public service announcement. Don't you forget to vote.

Remember, no matter who you are or where you are, your vote is secret.

Never say never.

posted by Eric on 11.04.08 at 07:48 AM


Just tonight I saw gas for $1.98 in Iowa City, Iowa. I was floored!

tsugambler   ·  November 4, 2008 8:27 PM

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