Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gas prices down after Thanksgiving plus DNews gives conservation tips

I concluded The corner station resumes the limbo with a prediction: "I expect lower prices after the Thanksgiving weekend."  That happened.  Today was the first day I ventured off the property since Wednesday.  I walked to the corner to pick up some pizza to break the three days of turkey and saw that the corner station had lowered its price for regular to $3.15.  $3.04 it isn't, but there are just over two weeks left for prices to get there again.

Prices might drop to that level, too, as GasBuddy lists the national average as $3.25, down from last week's high of $3.27, while both the Michigan and Detroit averages having been falling since the 23rd.  The state mean is down to $3.21 from a peak of $3.33, while the metro average has now reached $3.18 from a high of $3.26.  $3.09 is not out of the question.

Just the same, gas is still expensive by historical standards and should be conserved.  Discovery News explains how manufacturers have been achieving higher gas mileage and what consumers can do to improve fuel efficiency in 4 Ways To Cut Gas Costs, a sequel of sorts to the video I included in Air pollution from cars doesn't just come out of a tailpipe.

The holiday travel season is upon us! And for many, that means loading the family up in the car and driving off to see loved ones near and far. But you don't have to let gas prices dampen your holiday cheer! Trace has some tips to seriously boost your MPG.
The Crazy Eddie in me approves of this example of doing more with less.

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