$357 million more for gas this Thanksgiving

Tom Kloza, the gas price guru at Oil Price Information Service, ran a little comparison on his blog about how much the U.S. is spending for gasoline this Thanksgiving versus years past:

U.S. gasoline consumption/costs.
Gobbling up the gas. Chron photo.

Kloza’s conclusions:

We’re likely to pay about $357.44-million more per day and $1.787-billion more over the five day holiday period this year when compared to 2006.
When one takes a longer perspective, it’s much more stunning. We will pay about $686-million more per day this year than during Thanksgiving time in 2002; and the five day difference will be $3.564-billion.