Local Drivers Struggling with High Gas Prices

By: Wayne Burns Email
By: Wayne Burns Email

Gas prices are steadily climbing and it's not just the everyday worker and families who are suffering, but students as well.

What do we do and how can we change these rising prices?Those are questions that people ask and never seem to get answers to. Drivers aren't afraid to voice their opinions.

People dont make that much money these days, this is hard," Jesse Prince says. "It takes away from bills you have to pay, food and things like that."

Especially diesel, it's a less refinery and I think that they are charging a little too much for whats its worth," Nick Bolleter says. "You know, here in the next year its gonna effect me a lot, trying to get out of school, and trying to be able to pay for all that gas like this. It's gonna clean my wallet out before."

Local students are being forced to take on an extra job in order to be able to drive to and from school.

"Don't make no sense," Kili Datcher says. "President Obama, whoever, Romney, whoever gonna be in office need to take that down. We struggling as it is, especially with teenagers that ain't got no job. I think gas prices are the most important thing we need down out of anything else."

According to AAA, a combination of the rise in the price of crude oil, the European debt crisis, slowed growth in China, and the worries about the U.S. Economy have all sent prices up at the pump. Right now, you can expect prices to continue to rise thru out the rest of the summer.

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