Gas prices – now what?
Gas prices – up over 40% in two months
Just some photographic documentation for the historical record.
Gas prices were at their lowest in recent memory a couple months ago, they’ve now gone up around 40% since then. That sucks!
Gas prices – lower, lower, lower…
In the less than three weeks since we posted this, regular gas prices have gone down around $0.20 per gallon ($1.49 last fill-up). That’s about $5 bucks a tank for us!
The average total “tax” on fuel is around 50 cents a gallon. Federal tax portion has remained the same for over two decades.
A little food for thought – if they could just solve the fraud in the healthcare system – they could eliminate ALL gas taxes, and make 300% more than they take from drivers each year. And we’d have sub-$1.00 fuel!
How low will gas prices go?
Gas prices have plummeted over the past year. While it’s stabilized a bit (even crept up a few pennies this week), we’re certainly not complaining about the downward trend. We even saw it for under $1.50 at some places in NJ. It’s under $1.30 in certain spots in the mid-west too!
Even California isn’t that bad – in the low $2 range.
The most expensive is still (and always will be) on 11th Ave. in Manhattan (How do they get away with charging over $3.50 a gallon today? How?)
A little over three years ago – gas was way more than double the cost it is now. I remember paying over $100 for a tank up in Connecticut – today, I can fill an almost empty tank for under $30.
Just wondering how long it’ll last.
It’s definitely not overwhelmingly “life changing,” but it’s safe to say I probably had $500 more to spend on other things over the course of the past six months. Not chump-change by any means!
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