How much higher is gonna get? A Chevron near me was 3.53 on Wed am. That afternoon it was 3.79. This morning it's 3.93. I predict it will hit $5 this summer in ID.
I'm not into politics or conspiracy theories, but I don't buy any of this. The percentage of Russian oil being produced is a very small percentage compared to total global output. Not enough to tip the balance in my opinion. In the mid 70's when there really was a gas shortage, I remember high prices, long lines, and stations closed. I don't see any stations closing or limits on purchases. Follow the money, we're being taken for a ride.
Fun fact: The Queen Mary cruising at 25 knots consumed a gallon of oil for every 16 feet it traveled.
I said I'm not into conspiracy theories. One thing I've noticed is that through the years, a quart of conventional motor oil costs about the same as a gallon of regular gasoline. Today, I can buy a case of 12 quarts of Chevron 10w-40 for $40, which is $3.33 a quart, however, a gallon of regular is over $5.
Fun fact: The large steam locomotives in the 40's and early 50's consumed about 100 gallons of water per mile.
Don't stick your head in the sand just because you're not complaining, protesting, blaming someone, or giving up. Use your brain and ignore the hype. Used to be if I wanted to go out to eat, I'd check my wallet and see if I had enough cash to last me the rest of the week. Today you just tap, or swipe and not worry until the bill comes. @20 bucks for a burger, no big deal, delivery fee, no big deal, I'll leave a nice tip too. That's a cool app, try it for free, then only $10 a month. Why fix the flat tire on my old mountain bike, I can get a peloton for $50 down and $50 a month. I saved up $5000 for a used car, but I can put half that down on a lease on a new Claptrap Turbo SUV, and spend the rest on those Air LeBron's I've always wanted. Man, how'd I get a ten grand balance on my Visa. But, hey, the condo I bought in '06 is worth 100 grand more than I paid for it, I can refinance, get cash, and have enough left over to go on that cruise...
That's a little large for a li'l Honda. But I've had my share of XL's. From 125 to 600. My two favorites were my '82 XL200 pro link, and my street legal '84 XR350. Gave up dirt bikes 10 years ago. I'll be 69 this year, been retired 3 years now, started with nothing, worked hard all my life. Been married for 48 years, in the same house for 35 years, paid it off 14 years ago. (the house, not the wife) I'm debt free, never bought a new car, the only new bikes I ever bought were my '82 CT70 and my '22 Monkey. My I phone is 7 years old, a gig of data will last me 3 months, I wear Kirkland Jeans, never been in a Starbucks, but I currently have 7 cars and 5 bikes, all running and street legal.