Monday, June 16, 2008

Drive a little...

…save a lot.

If you happen to live near the Mexican border it just might be worth the trip into Mexico to buy your gasoline.

Pemex is the company you buy from down there. The government owns them. I’ve talked about them before. They have a low refining capacity and have antiquated exploration and drilling technology.

And yet a gallon of 87 octane unleaded gas will cost you $2.54 in Tijuana. Diesel is $2.20. You won’t find those prices in San Diego.

The downside is that you can spend a couple of hours idling in traffic to get back into the United States.

I suppose this bargain can’t go on forever. I suspect that someday soon President Calderon will make you drain your tank before you leave Mexico.

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