Imported Gasoline Was Sold at This Service Station, During the Fuel Crisis in the Fall and Winter of 1973-74...02/1974

Original Caption: Imported Gasoline Was Sold at This Service Station, During the Fuel Crisis in the Fall and Winter of 1973-74. It Was as Much as Twice the Price of Domestic Gas and There Were Few Customers at First. But the Numbers Increased as the Crisis Grew 02/1974

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13043

 

Photographer: Falconer, David

 

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Portland (Multnomah county, Oregon, United States) inhabited place

Environmental Protection Agency

Project DOCUMERICA

 

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  • Adrienne Johnson PRO 3y

    As of 2010, that gas that was $1.74/gal would be $7.61/gal. The national salary average in 1974 was $8030.76 (equivalent to $35,124 in today's dollars.).
  • nlpnt PRO 9mo

    And don't forget the gas mileage was worse back then! A VW Beetle got around 25, a Valiant with slant-six and auto might hit 20, an average fullsize Chevy or Ford would get in the low teens and if you had a Caddy you were lucky to see 10.
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