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Robert Trigaux

One year after hitting record prices, gas a relative bargain

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July

GaspumpJoe RaedleGetty Images Here's a Tampa Bay anniversary worth celebrating. It's been ONE YEAR since the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area hit all-time highs for average gasoline prices.

A year ago Thursday (July 16, 2008), regular unleaded hit a record $4.009. It's now $2.479. That's $1.53 saved per gallon. So if you use 20 gallons a week, you're spending $1,591.20 less annually based on that price difference.

A year ago today (July 17, 2008), diesel hit a record $4.819. It's now $2.553.  That's even better, a $2.226 saved per gallon. So if you use 20 gallons a week, you're spending $2,356.64 less annually based on that price difference.

More details here.

Real savings! Cheers!

(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:25pm]

    

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