From Pine View Farm

Bushomonics 2

It cost me $64+ to fill up the tank of my little yellow truck today.

That was 16 gallons at $4.03 9/10s.

A while ago, when I first started this blog, I tracked gas prices at local gas stations. Prices were going up and down and up and down (I lost the category when I imported my database to the new server and haven’t taken the time to restore the categories for posts that are over two years old–and I’m probably not going to).

I’m not going to start tracking gas prices again. What made it fun then was that they went up and down and up and down.

Now they are just going up.

Wonder who helped Vice President Cheney formulate this wonderful energy policy?

Average U.S. gasoline pump prices — already above $4 a gallon — could run up 20 cents or more by mid-summer, if crude oil prices don’t fall from record levels near $140 a barrel, analysts said.

Gasoline prices are up almost $1 from a year ago, heaping pressure on a U.S. economy beleaguered by falling home values, a sagging dollar and an anemic job market. Oil prices have risen six-fold in the past six years and are up 40 percent since January.



  1. Opie

    June 9, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    The Democrats have a strategy though – raise taxes on the oil companies. That’ll lower the gas prices.

  2. Frank

    June 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Nah.  Won’t lower shit.  But it’ll bring in some bucks to help pay the Bushie deficits.