I filled my gas tank two days ago. $3.91 a gallon for regular. How much are you paying at the pumps? AP News reports tonight that “a national survey says the average price for regular gasoline rose about 17 cents in the last two weeks.”
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline on Friday was $3.79 a gallon. Mid-grade was at $3.91, and premium was $4.02. That’s according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 stations nationwide released Sunday.
For the first time, the survey found average prices for regular gas surged above $4 a gallon in two metropolitan areas: Chicago and on Long Island in New York.
Of all the cities surveyed, “the cheapest price was in Tucson, Ariz., where a gallon of regular cost $3.48 on average” and the “highest average price was in Chicago, at $4.07.”
It’s no small wonder why the mood of consumers has turned “more grim in May.” In fact it’s at the “lowest level in 28 years this month.” I’d love to say that in my little corner of the business world, I haven’t noticed… but I have. It’s hard out there for small business owners.
We all need some relief… Let’s put a Democrat in the White House. That’ll be a great start.