I stopped at my favorite cheap gas station on the way home from work today. I wanted to fill my tank in case the prices go up overnight due to Rita. Apparently the station that was out of gas earlier was out of regular unleaded today. They were giving away super unleaded at regular prices. (I hope no one opted for “plus” — the mid-grade variety.) I believe I paid $2.879 a gallon.
Now I’m driving around with half a tank of regular and half a tank of super. I haven’t noticed a difference.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published September 22, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.