…from the VI Daily News over the weekend…“The wholesale price of regular gasoline in the territory is climbing by 16 cents per gallon as HOVENSA makes its weekly rack rate adjustments today…”.
Average price of regular gas per island from last week:
St. Croix: $3.67/gal.
St. John: $4.43/gal.
St. Thomas: $4.62/gal.
Average US price: $3.67/gal.
Fact (from the article): “Although HOVENSA ceased refining operations in February, it is continuing to provide wholesale gasoline at its truck loading station on St. Croix for retailers in the territory until Dec. 31.”
Rumor (from the ‘net, people’s mouths, little birdies, etc): “Gas will fly over $6/gallon next year. WAPA will increase almost 25%.”
Unless you live under a rock you know that it’s an election year. There’s two options: Get involved. Don’t get involved. One of those options equals a lot of banging your head against the wall; the other with no excuse to bitch and moan. Yes, I know, change has to start somewhere. There are many smart persons on this island who are dedicated to seeking out positive change, including people from the younger generations. I commend those who are out there sweating down the frustrating road that is island politics.
In regards to the price of gas – I currently swing by that gas station opposite the sea plane, they advertise a rollback price each Wednesday/Saturday…although I have no idea what I paid there last week. I try to distract myself with games on my phone instead of watching the total price I’m paying tick higher and higher.
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