December 10, 2008

$1.43

$1.43 that is the price of gas at the gas station closest to my home. All I have to say is, "What the.." Wasn't it just three month's ago that I had to get a home equity loan just to put gas in my truck? Wasn't it just three month's ago that taking Al to drama camp for two weeks cost more in gas then the tuition? Wasn't it just three month's ago that it looked like we would possibly be paying 5.00 a gallon for gas by Christmas?

So as I said before, "What the..." I know there are those of you out there that are saying don't look a gift horse in the mouth. But HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Really I would like to know. What have I missed that gas has fallen almost 3.00 a gallon in a matter of 3 months. Fallen after a summer of increase, increase, increase.

If you know the answer please share.

6 comments:

ashleeeee said...

I've been asking myself that same question. I'm puzzled and dumbfounded.

Race Fam said...

Gas prices dropping so low is not a good sign for our economy, but I'll take it for right now! It was costing me 85- 90 dollars to fill up, but Saturday I filled my tank up for $38.00!!!!

Willow said...

I have a cople of theories, but truly I am fairly ignorant when it comes to gas prices. See, that involves math... and there is a very good reason that I am not a math teacher. However, I say ditto to the comment from the Race Fam. Falling gas prices are not the happy news that they would seem. Also, I have heard that the falling prices is causing instability in the economies that provide our gasoline. That is also not good.

On the other hand, all we can truly do is be prepared. Do you have chocolate in your food storage? I know you are sugar light right now, but I think you could cut a corner or two when you have to exist on food storage. =)

Heather Bowles said...

I can not believe the gas prices either. We can fill up or expedition for about 35.00 dollars. Crazy. Although this is a bad thing because Mitch works at a oil refinary and their contract is up in Feb. and that means negotiations, low gas prices are a bad thing when it comes to a new contract. Hopefully they meaning the company and the union can come to an agreement.

ashleeeee said...

Jay Leno had the answer last night. It's the car companies. They've convinced the oil companies to lower gas prices so we'll buy their gas guzzlers again and then, when we all have a Hummer or two they'll raise the prices again.

Penelope said...

LOL. I went to fill up my car two weeks ago and the pump stopped filling after only nineteen dollars (I was on empty to begin with). It usually takes at least forty dollars to fill my car, so I thought I had broke something. I stood there for at least two minutes, thinking, until I finally looked at the price of the gas...It was a dollar-something. I almost went crazy with surprise!