In a time of constant evolving, we are seeing shutdowns across the boards. From stores shifting to more online shopping than in person, to gas stations looking to the new future.

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This gas station, which owns tons of locations here in Michigan, could be closing over 1,000 stores.

This Gas Station Will Be Closing 1,000 Stores!

We've all probably been in a tight pinch for gas, maybe even past the point of a tight pinch for gas. We're talking about to the point of almost running out of fuel, and you just barely make it to a gas station point.

While a lack of gas stations isn't a problem, could it soon become a problem here in Michigan, and throughout the nation?

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You may recognize the famous gas station retailer, Shell, who recently came out and announced the closure of over 1,000 stores nationwide.

In a new announcement, Shell stated they' be looking at the advancement of their future, which would include a shifted focus to that of Electric Vehicles (EV's).

It is uncertain yet if Michigan will close any locations.

This Could Cause Future Problems Here In Michigan

EVs have yet to show much reliance in states of cooler temperatures, which Michigan faces a majority of the year, only seeing a small reprieve during the summer months.

On top of that too, Shell is Michigan's 3rd largest gas station chains here in the state, with over 400 locations. Could you imagine the impact that could have on those who've yet to make the transition over to EVs?

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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