What was the gas prices in 1996?
In 1996, the US national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $1.23. That is equal to about $1.71 per gallon in 2010 dollars.
Many entities control gas prices. When the U.S. government places tax on gas that is a price control. When the U.S. government keeps oil companies from drilling and building refineries, or making the cost exorbitant, that affects gas prices. When the Middle East countries cut back the amount of oil they drill for, that causes gas prices to rise. The evrironmentalists, putting heavy regulations on gasoline raises gas prices. These are just a few that…
No, grocery prices rise with gas prices. This is because gasoline is used to transport grocery products to the stores from where they are grown or manufactured. If gas prices go up, then the cost of the grocery products to the store owner will go up and eventually the price the store charges will have to go up.