Does the current price of gas make you conserve fuel?

by Scott on May 23, 2008

As I have mentioned before, I have two vehicles in our family. We drive a Toyota Prius and a BMW X5. My reasons for owning both are extremely long and detailed, and I will leave that for another post or even another blog. I really need to stay focused as I wrote earlier about my Squidoo lense from yesterday. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and the price of gas this week has risen 3-5% or 10-25 cents. I usually purchase my gas from Costco and I believe I read somewhere that the supplier is Chevron. Interesting that the Chevron station today had regular unleaded gas for $4.15 and Costco was selling it for $3.85. A 30 cent difference. Costco has always been one of the cheapest gas stations in town, but this is unbelievable. I normally do not get excited about the talk of gas prices as I try to focus on the bigger picture of jobs, housing, and credit issues. But $4.15 gas is really going to make a lot of news. I forgot to take my camera with me today, but will start carrying one in my glove box. I really need a picture of the Chevron station to help illustrate this post. By the time I get my camera, the price of gas could be $4.20. Are you changing your driving habits or driving patters to conserve fuel? I wrote another post on Hypermiling, where some people are taking to drastic measures to conserve fuel. What are you doing to conserve fuel? Are you carpooling, walking, biking or taking mass transit to save gas?

On the topic of post ideas, I had a great idea for a blog post but needed my camera. I saw a guy in a truck today coming down my street with a pickup full of real estate signs. White wooden signs that go in lawns. It made my stomach a little sick seeing so many signs. He must have had 10 or more, ready to go into someone’s heart (lawn). I have my eye on new Nikon camera at Costco. Would be great for my other job capturing celebrities as a paparazzi. Just kidding. It’s hard for me to rationalize the purchase for this blog. Would you buy a new camera for your blog posts?

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