The average price of gasoline in the city is 3.42 per gallon.
That’s an increase of more than 14 cents per gallon since last week.
That’s more than 76 cents higher than last year at this time.
If you haven’t had to fill your tank lately, you’re lucky. But for motorists who have it’s definitely putting a pinch on the wallet. The federal government is considering tapping into it’s 727 million barrel reserve to give relief, but do consumers think that it’s time for such drastic measures?
Willie, says, “No we need to save that for war or whatever else could happen where we need it but what we need to do is start drilling in the United States.”
Annette says, “Any type of relief that the taxpayers citizens can receive I’m all for it.”
Lela says, “I think they should I really do, cause the gas prices, this is getting ridiculous.”
As gas prices continue to rise most consumer say they feel like they have no choice but to dig a little deeper in their pockets to pay for it.
Fairlie, says, “Even my 16 year old son has scoped out where the cheapest gas is and I think yes it does matter.”
Jennifer, says “I probably won’t be driving as much as I do right now, gas is getting outrageous and me being the single mother of two kids it’s really hard to keep gas in my truck.”
Antonio, says “I think people are going to have to get a separate bank account just for the gas a separate account, checking, savings, gas.”
The last time the U.S. dipped into the oil reserves was during Hurricane Katrina.
It only brought the price of gas down 3%, not enough to make a big difference, leaving consumers checking for the cheapest gas and crunching the numbers.