They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me


I knew it was going to happen, but on Monday before Christmas? Awesome.

Family Fare in Allendale was down to $1.99.9/gallon for regular this afternoon. And $1.98.9/gal at Mobil and Admiral. And here we are holding a coupon good through like the 27th for $1.99.9/gal... oops. So much for savings.

The current theory is that the Saudis and OPEC have driven down the prices to stall the American and C Canadian shale oil projects. Or to punish Russia over Crimea. Whatever. You can't believe too many theories that anyone is talking about.

The news tonight said these low prices could last into the spring. Naturally, since I won't be teaching for six months and won't be driving much or every day. Oh well, zero gallons is ever cheaper than cheap gas.

They also said the national average is $2.39.9/gal, so this is 40¢/gal under. I'd seen an article talking about the meteoric drop in Grand Rapids gas prices -- and I've seen other places lower than this. But it wasn't so long ago that I was paying $3.85.9/gal, so dropping nearly two bucks is something.

Meanwhile, lots of people expect to hit the roads for Christmas. Locally, the plans for a white Christmas are getting dimmer. Today was gray and rains started late in the day. Still raining. Supposed to rain some on Tuesday and Wednesday, Christmas Eve. Late on Wednesday, the rain may change to snow. 30% chance of Christmas morning dusting -- 34°F down to 30°F -- then nothing much the rest of the day. Around Lake Michigan, or at least south around to Chicago, even less.

Merry Christmas.

Dr. Phil

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