Remember the days when gas was so cheap? I do, man, it seems like it was just yesterday. Gas was so cheap I decided to take a photo of the sign at the gas station. Who ever would have thought gas would be so expensive eh?
Like I said, it seems like just yesterday, gas prices were as cheap as they were in this photo. Wait, this photo was taken yesterday!
This gas situation has got to get better sometime. It's killing me. I filled my car yesterday, mind you I only needed half a tank to fill it. It cost me $40 for half a tank of gas. I use to be able to fill my car for that. I drive a Corolla, which is one of the most fuel efficient cars around.
My solution, cut out the huge bulls**t taxes. We pay nearly 40% taxes on gas. And it's not like this money is going back in to the economy. I think only 5.7 million dollars of the many billions made from gas tax goes back in to our highways and roads. It is completely ridiculous.
And I understand the high prices stem from hurricane Katrina, but that doesn't explain the taxes. I am honestly considering getting a pedal bike. I'd rather pay a few bucks for tire patches than the few hundred I'm spending a month for gas.
I, personally, put most of the blame on the oil companies themselves. There's no way that the prices should have jumped .20 cents overnight. The oil companies are using any excuse they can to get prices up, but when crude oil prices drop, as they have in the last few days, the price of gas at the pumps remains high.
Crude oil prices are back to the same value as they were before Katrina hit, so shouldn't gasoline also be down at least .20 cents?
Good point IAMCAPER! I also noticed the price of crude going down the past few days. I did hear a rumor that gas should drop quite a bit by the end of the week. Like I say, it's just a rumor. The exact opposite could happen and the prices get jacked again. I hope not, but we'll see what happens.
Well, no sooner did cbisle post his last message when word came down that the price of gas in Labrador is upwards of $1.76 per litre!!! This, despite the drop in crude oil by more than a dollar yesterday. Oil is now down to about $65 per barrel.
I've heard rumblings of gas going up to about $2.00 per barrel by the end of this week but the prices will drop once the fall hits.
I've also heard that the lock-in price of home heating oil is up to $0.80 per liter. My last oil delivery, which was back in about April, was $0.66 per liter.