Oil and the world economy.
By Steven Roach
Like many Americans we go to the movies, we go to the drug store we go to the grocery store, we are are always on the go. As we travel we have to put gas in our car, This weekend my parents and I drove up to Port Angeles for a wedding.
My brother got married. Now my parents car gets decent gas mileage on this trip we averaged 32 mpg (32 miles per gallon of gas).
Our stop and go society, Americans are constantly on the move, going from point a to b to c to d and to where ever. Americans do their shopping at the grocery store, pick up their dry cleaning, rent a movie, sit in traffic spreading noxious fumes. And Americans wounder why they are paying $3.05 per gallon and in some areas as high as $3.20 per gallon, we live in a artificially constructed stop and go society based upon the use of the Automobile.
My parents Toyota Camry handled the traveling really well only had to fill up 2 times once going to Port Angeles Washington and once coming back from Port Angeles.
What I am trying to tell Americans is simple group all of your activity for that day into 1 and you will save money on gas and other related automobile expenses.
Instead of going to the grocery store and coming home and then going to the movie rental or picking up your dry cleaning, why not group all of those activities into one.
Why not just go to the grocery store, and pickup your dry cleaning and do any extra errands you need to do.
By grouping everything into one you save time, energy and money and most importantly the environment.