I am reading about diesel rationing or extreme pricing as high as $10 per gallon in the eastern half of the US coming in the next few weeks. Europe was getting half its diesel from Russia and the other half from OPEC. The US does not have the capacity to refine its own to make up the difference and lalala. So when the trucks shut down there goes my gasoline too, since it is shipped by diesel truck. Or at least gas goes higher too if you can get it.One of Aesop’s Fables moral of the story is, misery loves company, but I’m sorry for rising prices for anybody. No misery loves company here!
I’ve got my daughter looking for me a fuel efficient car. My diesel F250 truck gets 15-18 Miles Per Gallon, about 12 MPG if pulling a trailer. Diesel is up to $5.29 per gallon, I try to not be on the road so much, but here lately that’s not working out so very well. For what I’m paying monthly in fuel, I’m already making a car note and not driving one. NOT giving up my truck though.
If gas rates go that high a lot of my friends will be close to spending 1/4 of their paychecks just getting to work. There’s no public transit here and walking/biking isn’t safe. Cars are the only transportation we have.