Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno) wrote,
Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation

How to deal with high gasoline prices...

Someone posted then deleted to one of the SF Bay Area communities a long how to boycott the big oil companies to force them to lower prices.

I made the following simple response, but found the post to be deleted when I attempted to save the comment:
***Edit to add: Note: simple, off the cuff, not completely thought out.
***Edit corrected a couple typo and mis-statements.

Having just spend over 2 weeks driving in the UK, $3 a gallon is not bad.

Try paying 80-95p a liter. ~3.20-3.80 pounds a gallon at $1.5-1.8 to a pound.

We were paying $4.80-6.80 a gallon.

30-40 pounds or $45-70 a fill-up

An even better response, cut your gas usage.

Use alternate forms of transit.

Public Transit.

Bike to work.

Drive a vehicle that gets high mileage per unit of gas/petrol.




Electric vehicles.

Turbo diesels.

Don't or cut back on your commute.

Work from Home/Telecommute at least day, or few, a week.

Work a compressed schedule: 4-10s or 9-80s
4 days a week-10 hours a day, 9 days per 2 weeks-9 hours a day

Change your schedule so you're not driving during rush hour.
Rush hour driving burns more fuel.

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