Conversation Around Gas Prices

Did anyone else notice that gas jumped from $3.29 to $3.59 overnight?

What impact does that have on our business?  Higher delivery costs, higher travel costs to get to work… 

What changes might you personally consider when we’re hit at the pump?

Give me your thoughts.

– Dave
  • James Postlewaite
    Posted at 20:21h, 31 July Reply

    I see delivery costs or fuel charges that normally aren't part of my monthly fees. We have negotiated out most these costs. So I'm sure this puts a burden on our vendors. We all know that we want everyone to make a living and prosper, but this "yo-yo" effect on all can be a strain. Now with the predicted cost of food to escalate these expenses put a crimp on our lifestyles.

    Living in town helps, as I can ride my bike. It's nice to use my truck on Saturday and it still has the gas from when I parked it on the previous Sunday. The weather has been nice for that, but even the hot days get to you.

  • Mary Sanders
    Posted at 17:10h, 01 August Reply

    Buying a bicycle to ride to work at least until the weather gets too cold to do so. Not only would I save gas I could get my exercise at the same time.

  • Anne Noble
    Posted at 21:20h, 01 August Reply

    When the gas prices go up, it is more incentive for me to stay local. I think twice about driving to Rockford to shop or eat out. Hopefully residents in our community that may need health services choose to stay local. They will discover they don't need to go to a big city to find great physicians and staff that provide excellent care because we have it here at KSB!

  • Dave Ginn
    Posted at 02:57h, 02 August Reply

    WGN news said the higher prices are due to a refinery fire in Indiana and a busted pipeline in Wisconsin. I suspect Packer fans are somehow involved, too.

  • Katie Van Stedum
    Posted at 12:14h, 02 August Reply

    Rising gas prices have a significant impact on the Home Health Care department. Many of the clinicians use KSB Hospital vehicles to do their home visits. Increased fuel costs directly impact our bottom line. For those staff who drive their personal cars, the IRS approved rate of $0.555 per mile does not cover their costs so it costs them more to do their jobs.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:26h, 03 August Reply

    Yes, I also noticed with some shock. I commute a distance to work at KSB so gas prices have a big impact on our budget. When gas prices go up we have to look at places in our budget to cut. Extras and fun stuff always go first. I have noticed that when something happens to spike the price of gas it takes effect at the pump immediately. When something happens to bring the price of gas down it takes a much longer time to show up at the pump. HMMMMMMM. I guess they couldn't let us get a breather for long. I like the picture…a good visual of how I feel most days that I put gas in my very fuel efficient car.

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