Gas Pain


Certainly feels like summer here in the Boston area.  Thermometer topped 80 degrees yesterday and the forecast for today is for temperatures to be in the 85 degree range.  We will definitely set a record. Buds are on the trees and I saw a number of tulip trees blooming yesterday.  A bit early for that.

With summer either here or just around the corner on the calendar, today’s blog is about gasoline pricing and the impact it has across our country.  Trips for the summer are being planned and the cost of gasoline might just influence how many miles people travel from home this summer.  With prices creeping up into the $4 range, and the potential for even more increases, here is a look at how gas prices impact everyone in the US.  Thanks to folks at Mint.com and API for the awesome graphics.

Here are the average gas prices this month across the US, the percent of state income that gasoline purchases represent over the course of a year and the taxes per gallon per state.

Get your bicycles out!

Webman

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Posted on March 22, 2012, in Business, Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Goes to show that the explorers, drillers, refiners, distributors, and retailers are not to blame – the state and federal governments achieve a hefty revenue bump with higher gas prices – the higher the price, the more pure profit they take – after all, what do they contribute to the equation other than the weights and measures stickers on the pumps? Ayn Rand was right – they are all LOOTERS!

  2. Frightening, wonder if we’ll go to the Jersey Shore this summer!

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