Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Guess We're Just Ahead of the Rest of the Country...

A few days ago, this headline greeted me in the New York Times:

US: Gas to peak at $4.15 a gallon but stay high

The article said that this was a summer peak, and-- guess what-- prices wouldn't drop a whole lot after the summer is over. Prices should stay around 4 bucks a gallon.

The price of gasoline has risen nationwide for various reasons-- short supplies, suspected speculation, and of course a plummet in the value of the American peso Dollar. Chicago, for various reasons, has the most expensive gasoline in the nation. The picture on this post was taken today, June 12, 2008 at the gas station at Montrose and Western in Chicago. We'd be thrilled to have gasoline as cheap as $4.15, the alleged "peak price."

Thanks Georgie and company. Can't wait until you're out of office and can be prosecuted for getting us into the Iraq war, one of the causes of this mess.


FranIAm said...

It is really horrifying. And troubling - since I live in suburbia where there is almost zero public transport.

Thank God for my 10 year old, well cared for Honda Civic, delivering me an average of 36 mpg.

We are so sca-roooooood!

Suze's Sass said...

YIKES - that's terrible! I was filling my car up and this guy on the side of me literally pumped gas in his car for about six seconds - $20.00 worth. He shook his head and drove away.

kirby said...

Gas is $4.65 and up here in Orange County. Even with a Corolla and 40mpg, it still hurts. I can't imagine what my robomom friends and their Suburbans are paying to fill up.

SamuraiFrog said...

I actually had some money last week and decided I'd fill up my Honda Accord while I could. It cost me $51; I remember when I used to get change from a twenty.

Out here in DeKalb, in the country where (supposedly) gas prices are cheaper, we've been hovering around the same prices as Chicago.