There was a report earlier this week from the U.S. which said the price of gasoline will be steady this summer and might just trend a little lower.
Those American projections don’t always translate exactly to this province, but let’s hope the price of gas doesn’t take off like it does during most summer driving seasons lately.
The price has been bobbing between $1.30 and $1.40 a litre most of the winter so if there is the usual slow climb as travel increases when vacations begin, we could easily end up at record levels.
We are addicted to our vehicles and cottages in this province, so the price of gasoline can have a major impact on our personal budgets.
Many residents can’t wait for the snow to melt and rural roads to open so they can head out every weekend to rest and relax at their dream getaway spot.
Even in that solitude, there are ATVs and boats that burn through more gasoline.
It’s amazing just how the price of gasoline has become a non-issue with the public in this province.
Few grumble anymore about the cost of filling up their vehicles or even about the expense of topping up their furnace oil tanks.
We seem to have accepted that this is the way life is going to be from now on and complaining won’t make any difference.
Decisions on the world price of oil is controlled thousands of miles away and all we can do is make the best of it — and hope for a little break on the price once in a while.