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Most Shocking Headline: Gas Hits $4 For First Time Ever

Gasoline hit a record high when it crossed the $4 mark this Summer. The pump had everyone guessing and we feared that a gallon of gas would soon cost $5, but prices began to fall just in the nick of time. We were forced to rearrange our budgets to afford $70 tanks of gas, and some employers even began to make concessions so their commuting employees didn't go into the red because they had to drive to work.

We reacted to crazy gas prices by doing what we could to cope: Some of us only filled the tank half-way because we couldn't bring ourselves to pay so much for a full one; some employees had their cars wrapped in their company's advertisement in exchange for free gas; and we all started paying attention to little tips that would make our tanks last just a little bit longer.

Stay tuned for more big headlines from this past year — it's all part of our Best of 2008 coverage, that helps us all appreciate what a year it has been.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
gas really was a MAJOR talking point for us huh! i remember going on vacation with my mom to Hawaii and gas was really close to $5 and we were in shock. i can't remember now the last time that gas was sooooo affordable. things really do change in a matter of months!
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Gas is $1.62 most places, but I've seen as low as $1.52. However living in the South, I remember paying nearly 5 dollars for gas up North, and as soon as I came here, it was down quite a bit, 2 dollars and some change, down. THEN, it dropped like a rock not too long ago to this price that I almost had a heart attack over seeing years ago.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Wow, yeah, I remember that. Today it was $1.62 and I nearly passed out. That's cheaper than it's been in a looooooooooong time.
longhornlass04 longhornlass04 7 years
Can we also add to this list "Gas is below $2.00"? Thought that day would never come again.
AnnaLove AnnaLove 7 years
Omgosh I saw this on the list and thought gas jumped from $1.50 yesterday back up to $4! Phew
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