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Remember those HIGH gas prices during Harvey?

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When idiots were filling up trashcans in their pickup beds...
Hour+ in line to fill up, if you could find a station with gas...

Gas peaked at around $2.60/gal/reg.

We now are right at that same $2.60 avg. having gone up ~$.60 in the past six months = almost a 30% price increase.

How much have TNC raised our rates in the past year?
I remember emailing Lyft about bump in pricing back during Harvey.
Think they added some sort of ride/bonus type intensive that week+.

Harvey gas prices without the needed price increase.
Just raising the minimum +$0.50 to the driver would be helpful.

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What I remember about that was the sweet non stop surge. Up to 5x on Uber at some points. No gas meant no drivers, and on a busy weekend with lots of demand...it was awesome. Especially since I had filled up my Prius already and a full tank gives me a good 400 miles. Even when I did have to fill up, the surge pricing more than made up for those prices...but still my car only takes 9-10 gallons to fill up so didn't break the bank filling up it all. It was nice.
I remember needing to fuel up the day the prices shot up.
Passed by a few places early in the AM thinking I could find cheaper.
Then started noticing lines for gas at places.
My dumb ass is still trolling for rides.
Finally clicked in that I should find any open gas station asap as all I was seeing were big lines later that day.

My Prius (2nd Gen) takes 10.5 gallons, just filled it up this morning (Circle K at the airport 2.42 gal).
Still getting 47+mpg (45 in summer with AC in overdrive).
That .5 gal reserve has caused me to run it out of gas 3 times. It just gives you a small warning beep and flashes a tiny light in dash.
So easy to forget about when busy.
Now I toss something on the dash to remind me to fuel up.
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Luckily, I have decent gas prices near the house & the airport Shell isn't bad either. Most of my trips are >$50 trips, so I'm not stressing about a few extra cents on gas prices.
Yeah, I've been surprised on how low the prices can be at the Airport Shell.
Most places near AP jack up their prices to catch the rental car returners topping off the cars.
And Circle K (AP Shell station combo) has a pretty damn good coffee machine. Not the bulk drip stuff but on demand espresso shots, hot coffee/coco.
Large 3 shots and hot coco combo is just $3.
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