Thursday, May 16, 2013

Yeah, it's getting a little spendy

Not what we need right now:
Gas prices jumped by nearly 40 cents a gallon overnight on Wednesday, shocking Minnesotans who likely will feel the sting of higher fuel prices well into summer.

Relief from four-buck gas could come by the Fourth of July, provided two major Midwest oil refineries are back on line by mid-June and the price of crude oil doesn’t continue to rise, according to AAA officials who monitor gas prices.

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities was about $3.85 on Tuesday, just slightly below the record average of $3.99 recorded in June 2008. By Wednesday morning, some pump prices hit $4 a gallon and higher, said Gail Weinholzer, a spokeswoman for AAA Minnesota/Iowa. A lot of callers complained about having to shell out $4.19 a gallon, she said. The lowest price reported to her was $3.99; the highest was $4.30 in the west metro.
I saw $4.19 everywhere I usually travel yesterday. On the other hand, good luck passing that gas tax increase about now, Minnesota Lege.


Anonymous said...

You think the DFL "lege" gives a rodent's rump about the price of gas, or the price of doing business or the price of just living in this state? Hey, "Minnesota needs more revenue!" Why should you get to keep what you earn, compared with THAT?

Bike Bubba said...

You gotta admit that a legislature capable of writing a bill to force small business owners to join a union is also capable of passing a gas tax hike during a price spike for that commodity. We are not talking about grown-ups here, after all.