I've never been so happy to own a fuel sipping vehicle than I do right now looking at gas prices.
I'm even happier that, cold weather be damned, I started adjusting myself to using public transit months ago.
Apparently gas prices in Edmonton averaged $1.018/L as of February 22nd this year, which was the lowest out of 19 cities surveyed. The highest city surveyed was Vancouver, at $1.2430/L on average (my heart goes out to you guys). The country as a whole came in around $1.151/L
For you guys in the US, those I believe those prices translate to $3.853/gal, $4.705/gal and $4.357/gal respectively.
I know the prices are going up as a result of what's going on in the middle east, but you'll have to forgive me if I don't see it as a purely supply vs. demand issue causing this.
Conflict goes up - Prices go up
Conflict goes down - Prices.... yeah.... about that....
I kind of wish it would warm up already so I could try riding my bike to work. 18km in little over an hour? That's doable. Just means I have to wake up early. That part may be a little less doable.
The guy I'm seeing drives a larger truck; it cost him about $90 a tank last week to fill his truck, and he goes through SEVERAL tanks a month. I try to keep mine under $20 every 2 weeks. Now that I remember what it costs to feed a truck, the recent price hikes mean a little more to me. Before, not so much.
I don't foresee the price of gas breaking us up, but the 40km between our respective homes sucks a little more now.
Have you guys noticed the price of fuel impacting your budgets lately? How are you dealing with it?