US prices still cheap

04/04/2005
At this time of year, many Americans are planning summer vacations. Many will hit the highways in sport utility vehicles (SUVs) or minivans and face a dilemma.Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans have been afraid to fly, preferring instead to travel by road. But with gasoline prices hitting an all-time high, many may feel that flying is the better option.Consider the example of an SUV trip from Tulsa to Disneyworld in Orlando, Fla., a popular summer destination. The round trip covers 2,450 miles. If the SUV gets 13 mpg it will consume 188 gal of fuel during the trip. At the $2.34/gal average price for premium gasoline that the US Energy Information Administration ...
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