As most everyone knows, gasoline prices have been doing their upward thing again (a Strib story is here; a USA Today story is here). So when Roadguy drove past this sign on West Broadway the week before last, it certainly caught his eye:
Aside from the oddly placed decimal point, it seemed like quite a good deal. Then I looked around and took in the wider view. Not only was the low price a thing of the past…
… the gas station itself was history. (I didn’t check to see whether the pumps were still functioning in some rogue sort of way.)
Relatedly, the Consumers Union sent Roadguy (and probably a few million other people) an e-mail last week urging recipients to tell Congress to pass stricter fuel efficiency standards so that future vehicles use less gas and are cheaper to operate. You can click here for a web page that apparently forwards your comments to Congress, and it includes a form letter that you can personalize or even rewrite (though I’m not sure what happens if you rewrite it to say that you oppose the fuel standards).
Roadguy will not be forwarding your comments to Congress, but he’d still like to hear your thoughts about mileage standards and fuel costs, so post ‘em below.