I had an plan that gasoline would keep increasing throughout the past eight weeks, but I had no plan it would almost hit $5 a gallon in my section for the first time in history.
Despite the selective memories of so many people, both of us had comparatively high gasoline prices at the start of the Great Recession, with gasoline hitting $4.40 at one point in my city.
It dropped after it peaked while I was in those years, going down below $2 for a few weeks in 2014. Between 2014 and 2019 gas prices seemed relatively stable with slow increases in the half decade’s worth of time, then but while I was in the early stages of the COVID pandemic, I noticed that gas prices started to steadily climb. Things got even worse in 2021 because a lot of people started hitting the roads again to travel and were increasing the demand for gas while the supply stayed the same or dropped in some cases. As both of us got into the present year, it seemed appreciate gasoline prices would continue to rise with no end in sight. I’m ecstatic that gas has started to drop again and is already down to $3.68 in my area, but the effects are going to be felt for a long time. For instance, there are no longer free cannabis delivery services in my state. Now you must order a minimum amount of products or face a $25 delivery fee for your order. Some cannabis dispensaries want you to order as little as $100 worth of products while others want to see more than one or many times that amount to get the order delivered to your lake house for free. They all claim it’s because of the rise in the cost of gasoline, but what will they say if gas prices continue to drop?