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June 08, 2009

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Derek

23 years is an interesting choice for a time frame. Not sure why they chose this number but I have a pretty good idea. I wasn't driving in 1985, but I did start driving in 1991 and I remember filling up at a price of around 45 cents in the early 90s. I also don't believe that the average price for gas in 2008 was 81.2 cents. How can you arrive at an average of 81.2 cents, when there were times last year it was well over $1.00, and when the prices recently dipped to the 80 cent mark people were noting it was the lowest price in years. The math just doesn't make sense.

I have to question the motives behind this report - the numbers used seemed to be chosen to make the rise in the cost of gasoline seem less than it is. Why not do a study of the last 15 years, or 10 years?

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