Gasoline to cost $10 a gallon in US soon?

The New York Sun reports that the price of gasoline in the US will soon be in line with what Europeans pay. Translating this price into dollars and cents at the gas pump, one of our forecasters, the chairman of Houston-based Dune Energy, Alan Gaines, sees gas rising to $7-$8 a gallon. The other, a commodities tracker at Weiss Research in Jupiter, Fla., Sean Brodrick, projects a range of $8 to $10 a gallon.from here

While it sucks that gas costs so much and this is seriously screwing up my recreational travel, I think this is exciting news. Insane gas prices like that sure would give the U.S. a much-needed shakeup. We’ll finally be forced to find alternatives to everything. As much as I love owning a car, I would love to have an excuse to get rid of it. Maybe some of the awesome stuff that I always read on will actually start happening. Maybe middle class people will have to start riding the bus. It’ll be anarchy! The prices are going to suck but I’m positive that good things are going to come out of it.

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  • i’m with you on the gas thing. it always bugs me when people bitch about the price of gas, because what we pay here falls so far below the social cost of gas and cars and all.

  • I listened to a couple of your phone pranks. You are so bad!

    So, you’ve been at it for two weeks? Did I miss anyone? I’m sorry for being so dense, and nearly ruining your fun.

  • Nah, I don’t think you missed anyone. I would just call every 2 or 3 days with a new one, so it’s not like it was a full 2 weeks of intensive work.

  • Arbie, you live close enough to Portland…just move there! I’m sure you’ve been on TriMet when you visit…you could drive up to Wilsonville and take the commuter rail to Beaverton TC!

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