Oh Oh, the gas tank is almost empty. Maybe need a loan


Remember the meme of a gas station price sign that said Regular: Arm Premium: Leg? The sign is back.

Gas prices in Maine have gone up. Across the country for that matter. And most if not everyone.

Yesterday I must have done what many of us dread. Running empty, and had to fill the tank.

Gas prices in the Bangor area are between around $ 3.29 and $ 3.50, according to Gas Buddy. All I can think of is what it must be like to refuel in California where they pay $ 6-8 a gallon. Some countries, including Canada, were paying this kind of price even though we were paying a lot less than today.

Car travel dates back almost 18 months and supply chains are still at a standstill. Last summer, demand for gas was so low that companies ceased production and put their drivers on leave. And if these dismissed drivers could, they would look for other jobs. Companies are still behind in hiring drivers who are now needed.

Obviously, increasing the price of a gallon of gasoline is much more complicated than that. It is only one facet.

The price here has gone up by over a dollar and a half in the last 18 months or so.

But remember 2008, when it was over $ 4 a gallon?

Will the price increase further? Probably. Will the price ever drop back to where it was a few years ago? Probably. Or should I say hopefully?

Whatever vehicle you drive, and whatever the distance, the reality is that we are paying more for gasoline right now and that is not a pleasant thing to endure.

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