According to the sign, the last gas prices before the store closed got no higher than $4.05/gallon of premium gas. In modern-day, highly-populated areas of the United States, this is hardly unheard of, as it can exceed this price in lower-quality fuels. This is strange considering that with the sad state of the world in the 2050s, gas prices should be noticeably higher than they were earlier in the 21st century. However, given the time period when the game was developed, such prices may have been considered excessive at the time.
A cut conversation exists in which when the player gets close to the MiB, the MiB claims that Jock's helicopter was spotted and they kill Tiffany.