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Cheap Gas… Big Problems

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Some happy news: Gas is officially cheaper than it’s ever been. In my area – southwest Virginia – it is about $1.59 per gallon as of Feb. 7. Of this, about 60 cents (18.4 cents federal, 36 cents state)  is taxes, so the actual gas costs about $1 right now. Back in 1967, the low water…

What’s Your Tipping Point?

What’s your tipping point? The point at which gas prices force you to make some change in your current lifestyle – such as the kind of car you drive or how you drive it? This post isn’t an article – just a conversation starter. We’d like to hear from you about how the gas price…

Upsides to $4 gas?

$4 gas is here – and by summer, we may be nostalgic for $4 gas. Any upsides to this? If the last time gas crested $4 is any guide, here’s what we can look forward to: * Less traffic out there – If you could still afford to drive, the drive itself was less aggravating…

Alternatives to the Tiger in Your Tank?

Instead of putting a “tiger in your tank,” how about squeezing gas from a cow? Either can power your car; but one is homegrown  – and entirely renewable.  Bio-gas is methane produced from slaughterhouse waste; what doesn’t become hamburger or beef jerky (or dog food) can be ground up into a soupy slurry, then cooked in…

A Bad Moon on the Rise. . .

There’s a bad moon on the rise – in the form of upward creeping gas prices.  Unleaded regular is surging toward $4 per gallon again – the same highs that preceded – and which arguably triggered – the current economic catatonia. If it happens again, though, the effects are probably going to be even worse.…