$3.73/gallon is what I paid Shell yesterday. Analysts expect them to pocket a cool $5 billion.
And they should.
It stands to reason that if I have to pay more, they should make more. I have no problem with that logic. I’m a capitalist and believe in the free market. Infact, I could care less if they make $5 billion, $10 billion, (insert monetary value here). I’ve never really cared how much someone or some other company makes. More power to ’em.
What pisses me off is that I have to pay $3.73 for gas. Talk about inflation! Over the past two years, gas has went up some 60%. How many of you got a 60% pay raise in the past two years? I doubt things are going to get any better in terms of inflation. Fuel prices seem to drive the price of everything we consume. My advice is to join me and put on your combat boots. Let’s wage our own war on gas.
I started my own little war by purchasing a Toyota Prius back in November of ’07 when I got a new job that requires me to visit construction sites all over Oregon and Washington. I spend about 2 to 3 days a week on the road so I put a lot of miles on.
The Toyota Prius is a great little car. It seems everywhere I go, people are always asking how I like it. I love it! It’s very comfortable and has quite a bit of pep for a small litre engine. I’m probably a good test for the car because I would be called an average driver – meaning I drive at average speeds. As of now, I’m getting between 42 and 49 miles to the gallon. The car data says I’m getting 45.8 miles to the gallon.
To put it into dollars and cents, to fill up my Prius costs about $37 which gets me about 430 miles between fill-ups.
So go out there and buy a Prius. This can be YOUR weapon of mass destruction against inflation and rising gas prices.