Another Thing to Be Thankful For -- Gas Stations
100 years and counting. According to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the first modern gas station, a GULF store, opened its doors in Pittsburgh, PA on December 1, 1913. On its first day, it sold just 30 gallons of gasoline which is less than one percent of the daily gasoline and diesel sales volume of a typical station today. Oh how this would change the world as most knew it back then. On that day, gas sold for 27 cents per gallon -- $6.39 in today's dollars. Moving forward to 1970 ? 72, gasoline at the pump had barely budged as $0.299 was commonplace at the old J&L down the street in my own home town.