I hate filling up my tank and watching the bill go higher and higher as much as the next guy, but The Center for Investigative Reporting has just released a study which shows that the price we pay for gas in the U.S. is artificially low — and I have to agree 100%. Their study says that:
And there is more, too. Check out this video to see all the invisible costs of a gallon of gasoline that we currently don’t pay for at the pump:
And this chart over at GOOD shows that as of this past March, The Netherlands paid the most for a gallon of gas at $8.83 while the U.S. paid a paltry $3.55 in comparison. I paid just $3.39/gallon this morning, and I feel “lucky” I don’t have to pay $8+ instead. But am I actually lucky? Or am I just passing the savings off to be paid for in a different, more harmful way?
What do you think about how low the price of gasoline is in the U.S.?
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