Gas Prices: The Ups and Downs
I don't know about you but I have truly enjoyed the lower gas prices. It's nice to have a little extra money left over in the gas budget. I know that these prices cannot last forever but it has been nice seeing prices under $2. Well it seems that has ended for now, at least in Amarillo.
My fuel light on my car has been on for the last two days, so it was time to get gas. I haven't really been paying attention to gas prices lately because I haven't needed gas. So last night I pulled up to the pump and noticed that gas was $2.29. Wow! When did the prices shoot up? Now I know that isn't as bad as it could be, but it's been awhile since it has been that high. What do you do? You pump your gas and pay the price, I mean you really don't have a choice if you need a car to get places.
I just shook my head and thought, "prices have gone up almost .50 cents." So as I'm standing there I text my boyfriend Josh, who lives in Lubbock, "hey, how much is gas in Lubbock?" He texted back, $1.95. Yep, .34 cents cheaper just 1 1/2 hours south of here. When gas was $1.88 here it was $1.75 in Lubbock. I travel to Lubbock frequently so I have learned not to fill my car up in Amarillo. I make sure I have enough gas to get to Lubbock, then I fill up there before I come home.
I don't know the ins and outs of the oil and gas world and why gas prices are what they are, and I'm sure I could find out if I had the time to research it. It blows my mind how a city not far from us can have prices .30 -.50 cents cheaper.
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful the gas prices aren't $3 or $4 per gallon because that would mean I wouldn't be taking as many trips to Lubbock to see my Josh. So I'm OK with $2.29 but I just wish we could have the same gas prices as our Lubbock counterparts.
I guess the saying is true, "he who has the gold makes the rules."