Those “good old days” of cheap gasoline


The good old days of lower gasoline prices. As I recalled the cheap gas I paid as a teenager in Kansas in the 1960s, when Art Soukup at the local Skelly station came out and cleaned your windshield and $1 would let you drive all night around town, I wondered how prices today compared to other years.

So I did some digging and found this chart, courtesy of TitleMax.

Gasoline prices didn’t hit $1 a gallon until 1980. By 2005, it was more than $2. It jumped more than $1 per gallon after the Biden administration entered the White House and launched its war on oil and gas.