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While fixing dinner yesterday and listening to NPR the commentator stated that with slightly higher gas prices this year the "average American household will spend $305 on gas this month."
Maybe I heard that wrong. But I didn't (click here).
As I've stated many, many times (did I mention many) I am far from car-free, but I am car-lite, sometimes lighter than other times. And in a sentence: I still do own a gas-powered vehicle and sometimes I drive it more than I like. But $305 a month on gas for the average American household, can that be accurate? That's like a minor mortgage payment. It took my teenage son to tell me that $305 in gas at around $3 per gallon is 100 gallons of gas a month...that is a lot of gas. The variable here is "average American household;" what does that mean?
I am in no way bragging because every person's life and needs are different, but at best guess (I don't keep track) I spend between $20-$40 on gas a month.
My only thought (OK it's not my only thought but one of many) is what is going to happen after peak oil. To be honest it scares me a little, not for the price of gas but for many other reasons. At any rate, I am very glad to be way below average.