If you're old enough to remember the gas crisis in the 1970's, then you surely get a little anxiety attack when gas prices start slowly creeping up. And we're not talking about regular summer prices that are higher, but a steady stream of jacked up prices every few days for awhile. Like right now.

But how quickly we forget that they've been waaaaaay up, and waaaaaay down in the past. To put things into perspective, MSN has a list of the price of gas from the year you started driving, and it's kind of fascinating. We're going to show you a couple of years below, not all, but if you want a peek at earlier or later gas prices than that, check them out here. And take note, the prices are for regular unleaded.

  • 1980 - $1.25
  • 1981 - $1.38
  • 1982 - $1.30
  • 1983 - $1.24
  • 1984 - $1.21
  • !985 - $1.20
  • 1986 - $0.93
  • 1987 - $0.95
  • 1988 - $0.95
  • 1989 - $1.02
  • 1990 - $1.16
  • 1991 - $1.14
  • 1992 - $1.06
  • 1993 - $1.11
  • 1994 - $1.11
  • 1995 - $1.15
  • 1996 - $1.23
  • 1997 - $1.23
  • 1998 - $1.06
  • 1999 - $1.17
  • 2000 - $1.51
  • 2001 - $1.46
  • 2002 - $1.36
  • 2003 - $1.59
  • 2004 - $1.88
  • 2005 - $2.30