Friday, September 12, 2008

We are being ripped off

Yesterday on our way home from a college visit in Florence, I noticed gas was $3.49 a gallon but I forgot to stop and fill up. Today (just before 5pm) I was bringing James to church for a Boy Scout camping trip and stopped for gas (need to go to TN tomorrow for MJ to take the ACT); it was up to $4.09.... just two hrs later I was bringing Abigail to church for youth group and it was up to $4.39... that's nearly a 26% increase..... we are being ripped off.

10 comments:

Dorothy said...

Are you sure about your Maths there?

And it's still cheaper than ours! Not that that's much compensation to you.

Renee said...

It is cheaper than Europe but at least in Europe, there is public transportation available.... pretty much doesn't exist in the US outside of very large cities

Cynthia said...

They say it's thanks to speculating on hurricane Ike damage.

Renee said...

Turns out our governor could have stopped it sooner. All he had to do was make a declaration and gas stations would not have been permitted to raise their prices.... unfortunately he waited until too late in the day on Friday.... turns out prices were/are cheaper in TN

Renee said...

My Maths (I love that word) are correct... the price went up 90cents ($3.49 to $4.39)... 90cents divided by $3.49 is .2578796....that's nearly 26% increase.... maybe British Maths is different than American Math - teehee

Dorothy said...

You're right! I just misread your figures.

Probably why I always did so badly in mathS exams!{g}

Renee said...

Dorothy, I know it's just your decrepitude sneaking up on you again :)

Paula said...

Actually, what took me by surprise was the original gas price you posted--$3.49? I'm not sure I've seen gas that low since last year!
>>Sigh<< I've gotta get out of California...

Renee said...

The highest it had been since we moved here in late June was $3.99 but then it kept falling... until Ike. sigh....

Carrie said...

Gas prices are crazy here too. Luckily I work about 1 mile from home, so I can walk to work if it ever stops raining.

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