Hodgetown had a moment when they lost power. It was only for about twenty minutes but it happened. If that is not enough we also found out that Amarillo was about to become a little more stinky. Since the city was going to cut down on trash pick-ups in our alleys.

So what was going to happen next? If you had money on Toot n Totum running out of gas, then winner-winner chicken dinner. Really? That didn't happen, did it? Oh, but it did. At least at the I40 and Georgia location on Tuesday. I blame, once again, the record-breaking 108 temperature for sucking out all the gas.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

Sorry I missed the last drop? Of gas? At a gas station. You had one job Toot n Totum. To make sure you have gas when I need it. I guess Amarillo is lucky to have a Toot n Totum on every corner so most people needing gas didn't have to go far.

Heck on Georgia Street alone there is a Toot n Totum right next to Market Street and another one in walking distance at 34th and Georgia. I am just glad that I wasn't coasting in to get gas.

I am not sure if the gas shortage was limited to that location or if there were several around town that had those nice signs up. Luckily they were all gone the next morning.

I didn't want to take any chances so what did I do? I went to Market Street, the grocery store, and was able to find the gas I needed.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.


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