Wednesday, March 09, 2005

(Cnn) U.S. gasoline prices will hit a new record high this spring, reaching a national monthly average of $2.15 a gallon, the government said on Tuesday.
I can't be too snarky because gas is already $2.17 at my local pump. Chicago has, I think, the second highest gas tax in the nation and so we are always above the average.

But I find it a bit odd that media outlets are breathlessly reporting $2.15/gln gas when last year they were panicking gas would hit $3.00/gln.

Maybe they should just go back to reporting the Great Flu Epidemic of 2004-5 and the corresponding Flu Vaccine Shortage Holocaust.