Residents not happy with higher gas prices


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, I’m Chris Davidson.