Best Prices By Town...
Oh, conservatives..... wasn't this going to be the summer that Barack Obama drove gas prices up over the record high price that Dubya set back in 2008?
Barack, despite his best efforts at mucking up the economy, has never had the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline reach the highest price ever(while opinions vary by a few cents, Bush's August average was around $4.09 a gallon... a price known among gas price analysts like myself as "the Bush Line" or "George's Folly"), set during the reign of error that preceded him. Barack has managed to about double the cost of what Bush handed off to him, although Bush had gotten the price low by having the rest of the economy crash to the point where people could only afford about $1.69 a gallon. 3 months before that, he was at $4.09.
To be fair to the GOP, Barry could attack Syria tomorrow, and gas could hit $5 a gallon by Monday. Granted, Syria doesn't produce oil... but neither does Afghanistan, and gas prices doubled when we started fighting them. The doubled prices doubled again when we fought oil-soaked Iraq. The wars are ending, but the high prices somehow remain...
Of course, the President doesn't set gas prices, and actually has little ability to control them. Neither do I, so don't get all furious when you see that $4.82 a gallon in Nantucket. That said, what I can do for you is steer you to where the cheaper gas in town is.
Gas up off-Cape if you can. You can light a blunt in Barnstable, where gas is $3.95/gallon... and be pitching your blunt out the window on 3A in Plymouth, where you'll be paying $3.59.
Before I do that, know a few things. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.62. The average price in Massachusetts is a half penny over $3.68. If you buy oil by the barrel from those Saudi bastards and refine your own fuel in your basement laboratory, the price per barrel is $108.64.
Now, town by town.... and if I missed something notable, let me know in the comments section, I only go by reported prices.
Lowest: $3.62, Cumberland Farms, Main Street
Highest: $3.69, CITGO, MacArthur Blvd.
Lowest: $3.74, Shell, Old King's Highway
Highest: $3.75, Hess, Forestdale Road
Lowest: $3.67, Gulf, Main Street
Highest: $3.71, Mobil, Palmer Ave
Lowest: $3.67, Stop and Shop, Falmouth Rd... and no I don't know if you need to have bought your groceries there.
Highest: $3.75, Mobil, Great Neck Road
Lowest: $3.75, Sunoco, Falmouth Road
Highest: $3.95, Mobil, Mid-Cape Highway
Lowest: $3.65, Airport Discount Gas
Highest: $3.85, Mobil, Old Strawberry Hill Road
Lowest: $3.67, Gulf, Rte 134
Highest: $3.79, Cape Cod Farms, Bass River Road
Lowest: $3.67, Hess, Main Street
Highest: $3.89, BP, Main Street.... looks like YOU are paying for that oil spill, Cape Codders!
Only Price Listed: $3.70, Gulf, Main Street... of course I only use ones listed on the Internet... do you think I drive around and check each station? At these prices??
Only prices listed: $3.75, at both Sav-On and Speedway, both on Main Street.. no listings for Chatham, maybe the sharks ate the gas.
OPL: $3.75, Hess, S. Orleans Road.. Truro, Eastham, and Provincetown have no listings
$4.82, Mobil, Sparks Avenue... worst price in Massachusetts by 58 cents over the next highest price (Newburyport)
Lowest: $3.59, Prime Energy, State Road
Highest: $3.89, Gulf, Pinehills Drive
Lowest: $3.61, Joe's Gas, Rte 6
Highest: $3.69, Mobil, Cranberry Highway