I grew up in eastern MA, currently living in upstate NY. I can honestly say I don’t EVER recall gas over $4/gallon before here. Certainly not since I started driving at any rate. And NEVER this sort of price jump. This was a jump in price of over 20cents in the space of 8hrs. Various news sites inform me that Cali gas prices have hit record highs.
Never mind the fertilizer shortages.
Never mind the raw materials shortages.
Never mind the shortages on basic ingredients for foods.
THIS ALONE would cause prices of EVERYTHING to jump through the roof. EVERYTHING depends on fuel in some shape or form.
And our PTB have gone out of their way for the last year to make the USA as dependant as possible on outside sources for our fuel.
I get that no one wants a oil or fuel pipeline in their backyard. I get it. But you know what? Freezing to death on the streets because you had a choice between food and rent, gas money to get to work and money to pay the heat bill, THAT sucks even more.
I’d love to be able to rely on renewable sun and wind and water based energy. But its not realistic. And shutting down the domestic power and oil sources is about to backfire on us hard.
Add in those fertilizer shortages? And those shortages of raw materials, and ingredients?
Here we go.
Hold onto your hats people. This is going to suck hard.