The uptick is small in Oregon, less than one percent, but surprising given that we're in the middle of the Great Recession and all. Gasoline buying habits usually mirror the economy: When jobs plummet, so does gas buying. But in the Northwest, the price of gas has dropped significantly since it spiked in 2008. I remember driving across the country in June 2008, when gas stations were raising the price of gas multiple times a day, peaking at nearly $4 a gallon. Despite the Gulf
The good news? We're still using about nine percent less gas than the rest of this car-lovin' country. Whoo! Way to set the bar low, America!