The price of gas today is 3.71 per gallon, I put in approximately 20 gallons yesterday to set a new personal record here in April 2012.
I have not owned a car for over 14 years, and I admit, it is startling to pay 76 U.S. Dollars in one payment. I always remember the gasoline stations saying,
"No 100 dollar bills accepted."
Now they are needed...
I found a fuel calculator that semi-works:
I am going to make a USA Road Trip, I suspect I will go around 100-150 miles per hop, this will cost me approximately 20 Dollar per trip. Now, I will not be doing the hop daily, but to budgeg the cost of gas is going to be a difficult calculation. However there is always a limit on a budget, and this daily amount will be the upper ceiling of cost per month.
Gas in the Dominican Republic is $5.50/gal for the cheap stuff. Try paying that on Dominican wages! And that is why they have carro publicos and guagua's. For those who don't know, a carro publico is 7 or 8 people stuffed into a Toyota Corolla that travels a fixed route. For $1.15 you can travel about 20 miles with 6 of your closest friends, or more likely, closest strangers.
Something to think about: How much would gas have to cost per gallon before we would see the public car system used in the US?
I wonder if your van will get more than about 20 miles to the gal. You may be wishing you got a VW van in the near future due to the milage. When are you going to be heading out and do you have a direction yet? South I would think......
My father has cancer, and I am waiting for the Doctors to make a decision on his treatment, it looks like I will be in the Fort (Fort Wayne) for a few more weeks.