You Can Tell Things Are Picking Up In The Permian Basin
Average house prices/values are on the rise, there's much more traffic on the roads, the fast-food lines are longer, the wait to get a table at your favorite restaurant is expanding, and the gas prices are on the way UP..... Here are just a few from around the Midland area today, and it varies from place to place:
STRIPES AT LOOP 250 AND BIG SPRING ST
STRIPES AT BRIARWOOD AND MIDLAND DR
DK OFF LOOP 250 FRONTAGE RD
KENT KWIK ON BRIARWOOD BEHIND WALMART
JACK'S AT WADLEY AND BIG SPRING ST
As you can see--there's a little variance from place to place but the running theme is it's gone up at least .10 to .27 cents a gallon over the past 2 weeks, depending on where you're at. On a recent trip back home to the Chicago area-gas in the city was close to $5 a gallon at about $4.70, and a little lower in the western suburbs. So it could always be worse. We had a cab driver tell us that gas in California was at $5 a gallon in some cities. It just always blows my mind when I see the prices go up here, but then travelling thru Texas and stopping for gas in Big Spring the prices were .25 cents a gallon lower--that it's more expensive here where the stuff comes from than it is in surrounding areas.
I'm sure there's an explanation that this boy who moved here from Chicago last year just hasn't heard yet.....