Ready for $4/gallon gas?

According to this CNN/Money article (and many other headlines I’ve seen online), the media is preparing the US public for gas prices of $4 per gallon or more.

Hmm.

All I can say is, big whoop!

The cheapest petrol prices I can find near me are 91.9p per litre. There are 3.8 litres per US gallon. At current exchange rates of 1 GBP = 1.99301 USD, I’m paying $6.78 per US gallon for fuel!

Suck on that!

Yes, I want to get a motorcycle for going back and forth to work. I already do ride-sharing with someone at work who lives near me, and I’ve already considered getting a smaller car, with a 1.1 litre engine – that would get me maybe 40+ miles a gallon rather than the 30mpg or so I get now with my 1996 Saab 900 S.

I hope you lot over there in the US are considering hybrid or at least smaller cars for your next car purchase. I remember when it was a dreamy 90 cents a gallon! That was before Gulf War I…

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