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Crazy Gasoline Prices 2011 Edition

Posted on July 12, 2011  in Personal Experiences

“Unleaded. Full tank”

This was my request to the manong attendant at the gasoline station yesterday.

“Sir, sero sero poh”

Was the attendant’s reply indicating that the gasoline gauge/meter/counter is at zero (meaning you start the gas fill up from scratch/zero)

Actually my car’s fuel tank is not yet nearing the E bar (E = empty) but I heard that the big gasoline companies LOVE the consumers so much and to show their deep affection they altogether decided to give them some good ol’ price hike.

I took some pic of the gas prices yesterday (before the hike) and I remember that during the early days of my blog (2009) I kept track of the lowest gasoline prices around Metro Manila and share my findings here in my blog.

So in the tradition of my six cafe world cheats, my six free wow cheats, my six new Philippine money, my six tagalog love quotes and my free six video posts, here are some six pictures of the Lowest Unleaded Gasoline Prices way back then πŸ™‚

gasoline price taken on 01.05.2009

P30.10 on January 5, 2009 – related blog post here

Unleaded_Gas_01202009
P29.60 on January 20, 2009 – related blog post here

Gas-02172009
P31.10 on February 17, 2009 – related blog post here

gasoline-march
P30.20 on March 8, 2009 – related blog post here

august
P37.70 on August 2009 – related blog post here

And come Year 2011

P53.30 on July 11, 2011

OK. I understand that a lot of things happened between August 2009 and July 2011.

But I am just posting this as a reflection of what an ordinary consumer feels with the rising prices of gasoline and related products in Philippines.

Crazy.

0 thoughts on “Crazy Gasoline Prices 2011 Edition”

  1. so after 18 months, gasoline prices almost doubled. i wish it was the same for our salaries. time to give up our cars and just run to/from the office?

  2. gas prices are even higher here at the province. Its currently 47.50 per liter for the price of diesel. I guess we don’t have much choice but to adjust. :sad

    1. @Bacolod Blogger
      Yes Kimwell. Good observation, they say that the farther your province to Manila or to Batangas (that’s where the main refinery(?) is) the higher the gas price πŸ™

  3. buti dyan at 53.xx lang. Dito sa Batangas, kung saan andito pa naman yung Shell refinery, 57.xx na. πŸ™ Bakit kaya ganun? Kaya last week nung nagpasundo kami sa NAIA from Davao, nagpafull-tank na ako sa Manila. Pero ngayon, no choice ako sa price, pareho pareho ng presyo yung big 3 eh.

    1. @marhgil
      53.xx before the price hike, then another price hike this week after that so mga 56~57 na rin now πŸ™