I remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990′s.
And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000′s (by that, I mean The Aughts).
Now here’s present day SF, at the infamous Fell Street ARCO:
Now I’ll tell you, my Nana, who just had stomach surgery Back East, so she’s been slowed down a bit, well, she just told me about paying 30 cents per gallon for gasoline something like 60 years ago, back in ’54. Adjust that for inflation and that works out to two-something dollars a gallon, right?
And back then, America was a poorer country, right?
And back then, you couldn’t buy no hybrid cars to get super-high mileage, right?
Obviously, changes are afoot. Obviously. But the Peak Oil crowd (the latest gathering was circa 2007 or so) has been proven wrong, once again – it’s like clockwork, since the 1800′s.