The last time I pulled up to the gas pumps, I actually did a double-take.
OK, I know the fact that I buy my gas at BJ’s Wholesale Club drops the price by a nickel a gallon or so compared to the other stations around the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
But, still …
I put 11 gallons into my Chevy Cruze at the price of $1.629 per.
That makes me feel decades younger.
My pocket likes it.
My head, however, knows that it’s not all roses for the U.S. economy. The Saudi petroleum people dropping the price per barrel has put lots of American refinery workers out of work. Supply and demand, wages and wherewithal … Big, thoughtful stuff, this is.
And something in the back of my mind says that no matter what, by Memorial Day, the U.S. gas companies will raise the prices at our pumps to take advantage of all the driving that will go on here.
For now, though, I the surface me surely did like that price.
How much are you paying for gas where you live? Would you rather drive or take public transportation, and why? What do you think a car 10 years from now will be like?