Thursday, April 17, 2008

The cost of gas

I never thought I'd see the day I'd be hoping and praying for $3 a gallon gas. Well, that day is here. As I was delivering newspapers to Wal-Mart in Hopkinsville yesterday I noticed that gas was $3.31 a gallon. It made me think and sick. I drive a very small car. Four cylinders with a 14 gallon tank. When I bought the car in 2000, I could fill it up on empty (with the light on, which I do not do often because I am one of those people) for $14. When I went off to Bowling Green to school, gas was about $1.20, that was just after 9/11. For a few weeks, the price of gas crept back down to about 98 cents a gallon. I remember because my roommate and I pulled off to the side of the road to take a picture of the sign. In those first days of $1.25 gas then $1.50 I remember thinking how expensive that was. Now I'd LOVE to see gas at that price. I'd LOVE to see it at $2.50 a gallon. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening in the near future. An alternative energy source needed and soon. 

Posted by Stephanie



Anonymous Anonymous said...

HIGH GAS PRICES: What can are government do about them , for one we need alot more independent owned and operated gas stations and cruel oil refineries that are independent owned and operated.We need laws that required that 25% to 40% of all usa gas stations and cruel oil refineries are independent owned and operated.We need to also be thinking about all electric powered or alcohol fuel cars for the usa and kentucky , this would mean clean air and no pollution.

3:21 AM, July 07, 2008  

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