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Gas Prices Just Keep Going Up
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Gas Prices Just Keep Going Up

Was gas ever really going for $.99? Was it a dream? But it seemed so real. For the 18th consecutive day gas prices have increased. How much are we willing to pay? I don't believe we have a choice. Overnight the amount we pay for gas has gone up from $2.70 to an incredible nationwide $3.67.

Why do I complain? It's just what we do in a bad situation we can't control. Im glad I'm not in California or New York, they are almost at a ridiculous $4 per gallon. They say knowledge is power but even though I know how bad things are, I can't do anything, except maybe inform more people.

The new year usually brings us in with a lower fuel prices. Maybe it's because we just don't like to drive around in the winter. A lowered demand resulting in lowered prices just makes sense. This year however that has not been the case. The demand of gasoline seems irrelevant in 2012.

Even though prices seem so high that it would be unlikely for them to increase much more, that is far from what is expected. Since we are dependent on foreign oil, conflict in the middle east will determine where the rise of gas prices stop.

Experts believe that it is very likely there will be an Israeli air attack on Iran. This of course means trouble for us. The total increase we would see is hard to determine. Some believe if that were to happen you could expect the price of a oil to reach over $200 per barrel.

That much of an increase would mean you can basically ad another $2.50 per gallon on top of what you already pay. None of us like that. Ride your bike to work day might just catch on as ride your bike to work month.

Crime at the pump has began to rise as well. People are actually risking driving their car up to a pump, filling up and taking off. Most gas stations are now on a strict pay first policy to help eliminate that problem. Desperate people have been caught stealing gas straight out of cars. Years ago that would seem ridiculous, know I'm not surprised.

Gas prices are going up. They are going to keep going up. We can't stop it. Most of us will be forced to find some sort of carpool or take a look at that bus route. Even people who could afford to pay $6 per gallon will think its way too much. Hybrid vehicles are on the rise, for those with regular cars, buckle up or better said unbuckle and catch the bus.


Street Talk

I really like your article and on such a touchy subject. Let's face it the US lives on gas to do so many things. The comment I wanted to add though is I live in Maryland and as bad as the prices are do you know that our governor has proposed to raise the gas tax? This is suppose to offset the deficit here in the state. This is an election year is this guy off his rocker? Raise tolls as he already has raise something else that everyone isn't impacted even the people who ride the bus are because the cost to ride will go up. His justification is that the gas tax hasn't been raised in a long time so what you need to raise it while the cost is going up at the same time??? This is a sensitive subject thanks for opening the door on this subject.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you for the comment. I'm Colorado, it could be worse but it's bad enough.

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  about 7 years ago
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