July 21. Gas prices went up a nickle here in the protected pocket with the highest gas prices in New England. I found out from an unconfirmed source that the station up near Jay with the lowest prices in Vermont at $3.319/gallon buys its gas from a Canadian distributor. So apparently does the Mobil distributor with the most stations here.
August 2. I paid $3.459/gallon for regular in Essex Junction. News says gas prices are going up again nationwide. I’ll burn five of those gallons today.
August 8. Gas prices are up sharply again. We saw $3.669-3.719/gallon pretty much everywhere we went, from North Puffin to Barre. Even (most of) the Essex Junction stations where I paid $3.459 on Thursday were at $3.599.