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Memorial Day Driving By The Numbers


Following CAP’s piece yesterday that details exactly what it means to use gasoline to travel this Memorial Day weekend, here is an infographic that shows the cost of Big Oil. Gas prices are rising in the Midwest and spot crude oil prices for the West Texas Intermediate benchmark is nearly $5 per barrel higher than last year at this time.

The oil industry uses high prices to make big profits, spends them to keep their tax breaks, and then pushes for more dirty, unconventional oil like Canadian tar sands — which will not have any impact on gasoline prices.

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4 Comments on "Memorial Day Driving By The Numbers"

  1. BillT on Mon, 27th May 2013 2:05 pm 

    The price of that SUV drive to Walmart is closer to $10 per gallon now, and going up.

  2. Kenz300 on Mon, 27th May 2013 2:46 pm 

    It is time to diversify our transportation fuels and end the oil monopoly on transportation fuels.

    Electric, biofuel, hybrid, CNG, LNG and hydrogen fueled vehicles are the future.

    Robert Hirsch – The Impending World Oil Shortage: Learning from the Past – YouTube

  3. GregT on Mon, 27th May 2013 3:16 pm 

    It is time to start thinking about living with nature, rather than destroying it so we can move around the planet faster than we need to.

    Fuelled vehicles are not in our future, unless you consider the human body a vehicle, and food as fuel.

    It we are fortunate, and we can end this insanity now, before we completely fuck up the environment, we will be able to return back to where we came from; Pre-industrial society.

    If we don’t change our completely flawed way of thinking, we are done as a species on this Earth, within one generation.

  4. Sharpie on Mon, 27th May 2013 6:04 pm 

    Kenz300 sounds like a broken record. Dream on.

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