Posted By RichC on May 19, 2007
The average gasoline prices hit new highs in Ohio and across the nation this week as the national average is $3.13 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline. In Ohio according to the Cincinnati Enquirer we are above at a $3.22 per gallon average pump price. Analysts say refinery problems are continuing to limit supplies and are to blame for the rising prices. According to an Associated Press article, “BP officials say their refinery in Whiting, Indiana — usually the nation’s fifth-most-productive — and another refinery in Toledo are operating at just 50 percent capacity.”
Earlier this week, I filled my Volkswagen Jetta TDI with B-20 biodiesel for $2.80 and then topped it off with petroleum diesel today north of Cincinnati for $2.78. Come to think of it, its a double plus for small economical diesel drivers: 1) 45+mpg and 2) a 40 cents per gallon savings at the pump. I’m glad we still have our TDIs.