Friday, September 08, 2006

Grudging respect

Very occasionally, Microsoft does something that's not evil.

I now learn that their gas prices site pulls data from OPIS, the Oil Price Information Service. Hence, the data is very fresh- updated at least daily from actual sources, as opposed to some of the word-of-mouth gas price sites.

As of this writing, the cheapest gas in the US is in Caddo, Oklahoma at $2.00 per gallon. No, that's not a typo. Two bucks per gallon. Contrariwise, the most expensive gas in the US is Kaunakakai, Hawaii at $3.92. No, that's not a typo either: Three dollars and ninety-two cents.

As a geek, it's hard for me to not respect hard data.

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