Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fuel Costs Dropping But Still Putting On The Hurt

Lower prices at the fuel pump - what a beautiful site! They have dropped on average about fifty cents from where they were at in July. When prices rise like they do, a sharp fall is welcomed with open arms, but unfortunately the prices don't usually fall to the levels that they were at prior to the spike. This fact is usually overlooked just because they are "lower" than they were yesterday. Can you imagine having to fill a thousand gallon fuel tank? You would definitely notice every fluctuation. Cruise ships, which get gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon, are still feeling the pain. Even with the fuel surcharge they have added to their invoices, the cruise industry is still looking for ways to decrease costs. One of the ways is to decrease the travel distance between destinations. MSNBC has an article on the different ways cruise ships are trying to become more efficient. Not only do they need fuel to trek across the ocean, they also need fuel to power their generators to supply electricity to the entire ship. Don't believe your cruise director when he says they pull a long extension cord from shore to keep all those Vegas like lights running.

1 comment:

Debo Hobo said...

My goal this month is to only fill my tank twice. That's one tank every payday. So far so good.:)