Years ago the old two tank above ground mom and pop gas stations would sell “any grade for the same price”
Remember those stations? .
nope. Never seen an above ground tank in my 50 years.
CA=expensive land, guessing above ground tanks is a Midwest thing, sad I never thought to grab a pic of one.
They didn’t use to be anything special (2 horizontal tanks by a small building)
but it seems they must have been dying dinosaurs . (Apparently)
An odd memory from my childhood is both local two tank stations I remember had the tanks up against a hill, one was rightbelow the railroad tracks and was very narrow between the hill with the tracks and the road, the tanks and building went into the hill a bit,
you were pretty much in the road to fill up,
they removed the station below the tracks early in my life but the tanks themselves were left there a LONG time and even appeared to be used and maintained.
My main point was the every grade the same price gimmick. That was commonplace throughout the 90’s into relatively recently.
Usually at an old gas station that only had two grades but they left out the fact that one was gasahol and the other wasn’t .
Unica and the Oli and Lena stations were the last I saw with a bunch of ever increasing ethanol buttons with similar or decreasing prices. I liked buying the 89 or 90 (when it existed) octane fuels for the same price other stations sold 87e10 for.
It seems that recently a lot of Wisconsin stations have gotten on the bandwagon of raping Premium and Midgrade users, all Krist stations do it, many Kwik Trips do it on premium (depends on the area), and it doesn’t seem to be limited to any particular area, station pictured is downtown Wausau.
It’s very rare I find less than a dollar spread, even nearing Milwaukee.
Cheapest gas seems to be Woodmans Rug or Kwik Trip 88 in Appleton, premium is still overpriced though.
I look forward to my monthly Appleton trip since gas is sometimes over 50 cents a gallon cheaper