Residents not happy with higher gas prices

By February 27, 2013 Audio, Community, WYSU No Comments

Valley gas prices have increased along with the national average. Chris Davidson brings us reaction from local residents.

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Gas prices have climbed 67 cents since mid-December. The current national price is $3.79 cents per gallon. Locally, we’ve seen prices as high as $4.25 a gallon.

William Jones of Youngstown filled a portion of his tank for $3.71 a gallon.

It’s ridiculous. Why are we paying so much for gas? There ain’t no gas shortage.  I remember when there was a gas shortage back in the ’70s, gas went up 10, 15 cents. OK, that cost a lot then – $3.71. Why?

Aaron Laney travels from Hanoverton to Youngstown daily.

Forty miles one way, about $10 dollars a day. It adds up. It’s 50 bucks a week.

Here’s Christina Santiago of Youngstown

My truck eats a lot of gas. I have to spend at least $10 a day to go back and forth to work, just to go to work. So at $ 3.80 it’s just too much. I can’t afford to even work to make the money.

Prices at the gas pump strain wallets and pocketbooks.

We have to cut back on stuff for the kids, our entertainment budget – things like that – the extra things we get to do as a family. And bills get paid late, you can only pay certain bills at a time.

According to the American Automobile Association, the average has surpassed $4 a gallon in four states.

Somebody making money off of it and it’s not me. 

(Laugh is heard)

For TheNewsOutlet.org, I’m Chris Davidson.