I noticed the higher gasoline prices while driving around this past weekend. Average prices spiked from $2.00 to $2.09 per gallon for regular gasoline last week. I figure it’s just the oil and gas industry’s way of getting more money from us as we hop into our cars more often for weekend trips and summer vacation. But, the oil refineries are also making the annual switch from their winter blend to their summer blend fuel which also tightens up gas supplies. Makes it a little tougher on Floridians to run errands and travel during a recession, though.
I guess we should all be thankful anyway. As this Orlando Sentinel article points out, last year at this time we were paying an average of $3.34 per gallon for regular gasoline. It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?