Gas prices are GAS-tly!!

We filled up our gas tank this weekend. Cost for approximately 18 gallons of regular-grade gas: $63.75. OUCH! Well, at $3.41 per gallon, what can you do? I still remember when gas cost $1.19. Those were the days.....

Alfie's relatives in England say we shouldn't complain, since gasoline ( or petrol, as they say) costs over $5 per gallon. To that, I say yes, that's true, but you folks across the Atlantic are lucky enough to have cars with mileages of 30-40 miles per gallon. In the US, only hybrids approach that kind of fuel efficiency. Our Toyota Sienna is supposed to get 18mpg in city driving and 27mpg on the highway. But looking at the trip computer, the average mileage on our van so far is 14.9 mpg. So we are actually spending more on petrol with our gas-guzzling car than a family in England would, driving the same amount of miles with a more fuel-efficient car.

In Venezuela, gas costs 12 cents per gallon. That's probably the only place in the world we could afford to drive a Hummer!

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AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

I feel your pain! The prices in the Northeast have lept too! Though I have a car that gets decent mileage, it's still shocking.

I'm thinking I'll start a mo-ped business...

Lori said...

Hmmmmm, is your appetizer a habit or something you just enjoy??? Great feast. Happy FF.