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Gasoline Dreams

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Can we talk about the insane gas prices for a minute? What's the point of having a fuel efficient car if it's still going to cost you $30 to fill your 10 or 12 gallon tank? The California Auto Club's weekly gas price report says that the average price for gas is currently $2.64 for regular unleaded with no relief in site.

$2.64? We can't take it anymore. The cheapest gasoline we've found is the $2.47 price at the ARCO in Van Nuys on Victory Boulevard just west of the 405 on-ramps. It is an impossible gas station to get in and out of but saving fifteen cents on the gallon seems worth it.

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Here's our other question: why isn't there much public outrage or complaint about the price hike? We're at record level pain at the pump and yet few seem to be discussing alternatives or struggles with the unexpected budget burden. Is this a price that the market really can bear?

photo by George Ali Blackburn.