Cartoon by Bob Conroy via EGPNews
If there’s one drawback to living in Humboldt County it’s the price we pay for gasoline!
Our little county continues to lead the nation in paying the highest prices for fuel. I’ve heard a lot of theories about why this is, and thus far none seem to be on the mark.
Does anyone have the answer out there in blog land? Please…enlighten me. Meanwhile, here’s the latest news on oil prices…
“Oil prices fell again Wednesday as traders awaited a government report that could show if Americans are using more gasoline and crude.
Benchmark crude for October delivery slipped $1.05 to $71 a barrel. In London, Brent crude fell 99 cents to $70.83.
Crude prices soared last week after the government reported that U.S. crude stockpiles fell by the largest amount in nearly a year. Even though the report could be explained by a sharp drop U.S. petroleum imports, the benchmark contract surged, touching new highs for three straight days until it hit $75 a barrel on Tuesday.” Click here to read the rest at MSNBC.
Nothing from the article above explains why we get the dubious honor of leading the nation in fuel prices.
It’s not like Humboldt County is the most remote county in the nation. Surely there others more remote than ours that still pay less than we do?
Perhaps it’s just the price of living in paradise.