Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Rising Cost of Gas

While heading out to the casino this past Wednesday night to meet my Mom and Aunt at Bingo, I passed by my local neighborhood gas station where I normally fill up. At that time gas was going for $3.46 a gallon which was probably the cheapest in town. I didn't need gas so drove right on by without giving it too much of a thought.

The next day I had to pass by the same gas station prior to going into work and gas had climbed up to $3.64 a gallon - overnight! Needless to say, I was a bit appalled and shocked to see that it gone up 18 cents for no good reason. Yesterday I passed by the same gas station where the sign declared gas to have gone up yet again to $3.66 a gallon! What on earth is going on? By the time I need to actually put gas in my car it will probably be $3.75 a gallon or worse.

At this rate, I'm beginning to think it might be a little cheaper to invest in a couple of horses and saddles as hay has got to be a lot less cheaper than gas is turning out to be lately. Of course, it's going to be hard to find a good place to put the CD changer!

So, how does gas look where you're at? I'm sure I'm not the only one suffering at the pumps.

10 comments:

  1. The last time I put gas in my van, I filled the tank and I think it was around $3.25 or $3.29 a gallon then. I have no idea what it is up to here now mainly because I have been afraid to even look at the price on the signs at the station! It is absurd though the way the gas prices are escalating like mad. The oil companies are raking in record profits and the rest of the poor suckers are going to go broke just trying to get back and forth to work. I'd hate to think what my gas bill would be a month if I were still working and commuting 60 miles a day, round trip. I just did some very rough calculations and, with no other driving except to and from work (if I were still employed), my gas bill per month would be running me a minimum of $160 a month! Now that is truly obscene, isn't it?

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  2. Over here it's £1 ($2) a LITRE!

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  3. I know what you mean. We'll be like the Amish, and start using horses and buggies.

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  4. I think I may need a scooter before long. No. My crown would fall off in the wind.

    I love your countdown counter! Very bright and cheerful.

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  5. I thought it was $3.49 for regular last time I looked, but I will find out for sure tomorrow when I fill up.

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  6. The Queen and I were here at the very same minute. Great minds...

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  7. Bravo for incorporating "saddle" in a post. :)

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  8. We're up around $3.60 as well. And it does seem to be climbing by cents a day for no reason.

    I believe this will continue until people really begin to change their driving habits. There's no way to hit these companies in the wallet if we just continue to buy at any price.

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  9. I'm with Travis. Try any way you can to cut down on time behind the wheel or at least run several errands on the same trip. West coast always runs 10 - 30 cents higher than more of the country .. lucky us.

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  10. oh my gosh, when will it end?

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxooxox

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