|Above, about to fill up The Beast two years ago. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As I have been saying for the past few months, "at least we're not in California."
Well, all that is beginning to change as gasoline and diesel prices in New Mexico are climbing with no relief in sight.
The Carlsbad Current Argus has posted an article on the average gas prices in various counties. Some have prices lower than others.
They begin with:
Southeast New Mexico had some of the cheapest gas in the state as motorists throughout nation grappled with higher prices at the pump.
The region is characterized by heavy oil and gas production, and proximity to refineries in neighboring Texas.
Crude oil prices, along with refinery and shipping costs are the key components of retail gas prices, per the Energy Information Administration.
New Mexico’s statewide average, per data from AAA as of Thursday morning, was $4.51 a gallon while the national average was $4.72.
This was the highest average price ever recorded in the state, AAA reported.
As this is a gubernatorial election year, people going to the polls should vote their pocketbooks with this in mind. After all, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is a disciple of the Green New Deal of left wing energy policies.
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