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Summer 2015 Gasoline Prices

I’m one of those people who keep track of what they spend on gasoline and what kind of mileage they get. I used to to this on paper in a booklet I kept with my car or motorcycle. Nowadays I use a little app on my phone called Car Logbook. Our little vacation trip to Minnesota put about 6,000 miles on our Buick Enclave. Both mileage and prices varied widely.

Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave

May 22 — Union 76 — $56.15 — 14.6 gal — $3.86/gal (87 octane regular) — HB, CA

Jun 25 — Union 76 — $56.13 — 16.5 gal — $3.40/gal —  HB, CA — 14.83 mpg

Jul 02 — Union 76 — $24.60 — 7.2 gal — $3.40/ gal — HB, CA — 14.51 mpg

Jul 03 — Union 76 — $56.74 — 17.3 gal — $3.28/gal — Gilroy, CA — 20.87 mpg

Jul 04 — Chevron — $62.45 — 17.4 gal — $3.60/gal — Arcata, CA — 21.03 mpg

Jul 05 — Chevron — $50.13 — 14.7 gal — $3.40/gal — Albany, OR — 23.87 mpg

Jul 05 — Exxon — $59.50 — 19.6 gal — $3.04/gal — West Spokane, WA — 21.09 mpg

Jul 07 — Conoco — $51.56 — 18.6 gal — $2.77/gal — Belgrade, MT — 22.45 mpg

Jul 08 — Flying J — $44.65 — 16.9 gal — $2.65/gal — Beach, ND — 24.21 mpg

Jul 09 — Holiday — $42.89 — 16.8 gal — $2.55/gal — Moorhead, MN — 21.22 mpg

Jul 18 — Holiday — $51.31 — 18.7 gal — $2.75/gal — Warroad, MN — 21.85 mpg

Jul 31 — Holiday — $51.06 — 19.3 gal — $2.65/gal — Warroad, MN — 19.14 mpg

Aug 14 — Holiday — $45.53 — 16.9 gal — $2.70/gal — Warroad, MN — 18.97 mpg

Sep 03 — Holiday — $42.98 — 17.9 gal — $2.40/gal — Warroad, MN — 17.64 mpg

Sep 18 — Holiday — $37.25 — 15.5 gal — $2.40/gal — Warroad, MN — 19.13 mpg

Sep 19 — Holiday — $24.06 — 10.9 gal — $2.29/gal — Moorhead, MN — 21.29 mpg

Sep 19 — Flying J – $44.33 — 17.7 gal — $2.50/gal — Beach, ND — 19.84 mpg

Sep 20 — Conoco — $36.87 — 14.5 gal — $2.54/gal — Laurel, MT — 18.87 mpg

Sep 22 — Conoco — $25.68 — 10.1 gal — $2.55/gal — Belgrade, MT — 15.78 mpg (back and forth city driving between Belgrade and Bozeman dealing with my wife’s toothache)

Sep 23 — Exxon — $38.32 — 14.7 gal — $2.60/gal — Spokane Valley, WA — 25.91 mpg

Sep 23 — Exxon — $30.03 — 12.7 gal — $2.37/gal — The Dalles, OR — 22.01 mpg

Sep 24 — Chevron — $15.53 — 6.0 gal — $2.60/gal — Albany, OR — 25.10 mpg

Sep 25 — Chevron — $45.26 — 15.1 gal — $3.00/gal — Arcata, CA — 23.98 mpg

Sep 26 — Union 76 — $44.14 — 16.2 gal — $2.73/gal — Gilroy, CA — 22.07 mpg

Oct 10 — Union 76 — $50.83 — 17.7 gal — $2.88/gal — HB, CA — 21.69 mpg

So, the best price of the trip was $2.29/gal in Moorhead, Minnesota and our best mileage was 25.91 mpg between Belgrade, Montana and Spokane Valley, Washington.

The Highest gasoline prices were (are) in California and the lowest were in Minnesota.