Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gas Prices to Stop Climbing

Gas prices are bound to stop climbing... provided you head to the nearest gas station still using mechanical gas pumps.
"Apparently there are still places in the US where people are still using the old-fashioned analog gear driven pumps to meter gas instead of the common digital ones. The old pumps will need new gears to go past $3.99/gallon for gas and those parts are getting harder to come by. It is strangely like having a Babbage Difference Engine run the gas pump. Gear driven gas pumps are another unexpected but sad victim of rising gas prices. No more clicks and bells."

via [WashingtonPost]


  1. They will then just charge you for the half gallon...I have already seen it in NJ. $2.04 per 1/2 gallon.

  2. Of course...

    If there's any issue they can fix in a second; it's how to keep us paying for it.


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