Here in California, all of you MINI folks that are using Premium gasoline in your baby (as you should per the official MINI Owners Manual), can expect the price to continue to rise, quite possibly higher than that of regular unleaded. Why?
Currently, the refineries are in the process of switching from ‘summer’ blend gasoline to ‘winter’ blend gasoline. I just found out that this change over is going to affect the production of Premium fuel. Besides higher prices you can also expect to see outages at stations that don’t sell as much of it as others. This is going to last approximately 6-8 weeks. At which point I would suspect that premium prices will return to whatever normal levels exist at that time.
I’ve already seen $2.65, and others have seen higher!
This, on top off already record prices for oil, could and probably will result in $3.00 a gallon! What are you going to do when that happens? I know I’m going to have a really hard time putting almost $40 of gas into a 13 gallon tank.
And, out of curiosity, for those of you that actually experience winter, is the higher prices of oil actually affecting your energy costs?