That means for most of us it’s $50.00 bucks to fill the tank(at minimum).
It appears just a matter of time that gas will reach the $4.00 mark for a gallon. When this happens will the American public drastically cut back and just stop driving, which would in turn drive prices down to some degree?
Problem is, these type of prices really hurt our industry. This is a no-win story for anyone in the design, install, or maintenance side. We all lose.
The cries will go out to buy more electric cars, but electric trucks, dump trucks, mowers, skid-steer loaders etc., are a long way from electric capability. It’s impractical and pie in the sky.
The idea that electric cars are the answer is just not practical, maybe down the road but not now. And . . . btw, where is all that electric power going to come from to power those electric cars? Gas, natural gas and coal.
We need to continue drilling in the Gulf, put those folks back to work. To go after the shale oil, and to continue to use coal. The United States burns coal much more efficiently and cleaner than anywhere else in the World, and we have a lot of it.
Lets put Americans back to work, lets use what we have here, and not use what’s over there.
Let Americans create the work and the jobs. Lower the gas prices. Make us more efficient and viable.
Let’s improve our profit margins.
Let’s make America and Americans successful again. Let’s make our industry profitable, worthwhile and fun again.