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Gas Price Nightmare

In Qatar and in Kuwait, every time I filled my gas tank, I smiled. Gas runs around 70 cents a gallon. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Gas prices in Pensacola are putting a real burden on the population, but especially on the poor.

Actually, this is from a couple days ago. The price has gone up again since then. 😦

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March 7, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. The prices have gone up here, too – $3.29-$3.39. I can never decide how I feel about higher prices – I agree that it hurts the poor much more than the wealthy, but I also wonder whether higher prices overall make us more conscious of the gas we consume. Maybe that’s wishful thinking … !

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | March 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. Intlxpatr :
    whenever gas prices go up the oil company stock prices go up as well .Guess who is making the money .

    Gas still cheap in the states compared to UK and Europe. Maybe the high Gas prices will help kill the SUV Monsters once and for all for the sake of the planet and the sanity of the drivers

    Comment by daggero | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. While the rational part of me agrees with both of you, I worked with the homeless, remember? So many of my clients were barely scraping by, driving rickety old cars which had frequent breakdowns, held together with chewing gum and bobby pins. They couldn’t get to work without their rattletraps, and rising gas prices are slow torture to people who have to make every penny stretch . . .

    So why are we not working on better, cheaper, faster public transportation?

    The governor of Florida just turned down federal funding for a new train system. Shame! Shame! I think I could partly shake my car addiction for good, reliable public transportation; I could read my way to wherever, as I do on airplanes.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 8, 2011 | Reply


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