Archive for April, 2007

$4 Gasoline – Coming Soon To A Gas Station Near You

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago and gas prices were around $2/gallon. In fact, I’m not dreaming – in February that’s what gas prices were in my area – about $2/gallon.

However, now the prices are closer to $3/gallon ($2.89 I think) and it’s only April. Gas prices always go up in the summer, and this is shaping up to be one expensive summer for gasoline.

Time to buy those Priuses and other hybrid cars now while they’re still in stock at your local dealer or you may be paying a big premium if you try to get one this summer.

Analysts are predicting that many states will have gasoline that approaches or exceeds $4/gallon in several states, including California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada along with parts of New England and the northern Midwest.

Why the big increase in price?

Well, since people will pay it, why not?

But the actual problem (so we’re told) is that refinery production is falling due to production problems. Also, gasoline inventories are lower.

So what can you do to save money on gas?

First, if you drive a big gas guzzling SUV, stick it in the garage for the summer and get our your bicycle or start walking places. Also, you could get a more fuel efficient car, like a Toyota Prius or a Honda Civic Hybrid or you could simply trade in your SUV for a smaller, more fuel efficient model like a Ford Escape Hybrid or a Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

$4 gasoline will be a reality soon, so it’s best to do something about that right now instead of waiting like everyone else.

Posted: April 27th, 2007
at 5:00pm by Fuel Saver


Categories: Gas Prices

Comments: 1 comment