That’s what I paid last week. It has since gone down a few pennies, but still.
I’m not really sure about the rest of you (except Gabe), but I’m getting pretty tired putting $40+ worth of fuel in my tank twice a week.
I don’t think it does any good to complain either. I mean, I feel a little better, but it doesn’t do any good. I also don’t think the ‘don’t buy gas on [enter date]’ works either. That especially, more than anything, hurts the retailers, not the oil companies. They have already been paid for the fuel in the tanks. Why would they care, right?
Heres the problem with the price of gas.
Gas has no competition.
Before you that live in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago or one of the other handful of cities that have better than average public transportation say anything, please keep in mind that you are an oddball for the most part. The majority of us don’t have decent public transportation available, so that rules it out for competition.
There are hybrids. Lots of ’em here in CA too. Yet the price of gas keeps going up and up and up.
The promise of electric cars might help, but at about $60KUS for them, I doubt it.
So, before the price drops, we either need to seriously change our driving habits to reduce our useage so much that the oil companies will be forced to lower prices to get people to drive again (yea, that’s not going to happen, is it Mr. and Mrs. SUV driver?) or someone needs to come up with a reliable, inexpensive replacement for gasoline.
I really don’t see that happening either anytime soon.
I know you have to have thoughts about this. Comment away. I’m very curious to see what all y’all think.