Cooling the sidewalk
If you had any hopes that the $4-a-gallon average price of gasoline at the pumps this weekend was some kind of artificial ceiling, think again.
Oil prices continue to rise.
Rus Jeffrey, news director at WACK, says the law of supply and demand seems to be defied by oil prices. He says rising prices has resulted in lower consumption. Which should, he says, result in a reduction at the pump.
There may, however, be some relief on the way. The Saudis, who initially thumbed their noses at President Bush when he asked for a reduction in crude prices, say the cost of unrefined oil is too high. So perhaps a downward adjustment is on the way.
Regardless, we must all become more judicious about our use of fuel.
I was just walking down Broadway in New York City in 102 degree heat and got hit with a blast of cold air. Seems a sporting goods store thought it a good idea to keep their front doors open to lure people in out of the heat.
Maybe it's good marketing but it's certainly a waste of energy!
Photo credit: Gary Baumgarten