High Fuel Prices Are Causing Cutbacks At Gas Stations

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

It's no secret gas prices are on the rise and experts say prices may climb even higher... just in time for the holidays.

Many customers say they are cutting back on travel, but as some gas station employees say they are also seeing a cut back in their paychecks.

Gas station employees across the county say they are hearing numerous complaints about the steep gas prices.

Everybody that comes in, they usually have something to say about the gas. It went up to $3.12 this week,” Marc Morgan said.

“It's expensive, I'm a college student and I have to drive back and forth from Jackson, it's kinda cutting into my bill money a little bit,” John Edwards said

Experts say prices could rise as high as 4 dollars per gallon.

Edwards says his Nissan Extera only gets about 15 miles to the gallon, “It's getting costly, so I believe I'm going to have to trade it in or find something that's a little cheaper on gas.”

Workers here at the Marathon gas station say they are feeling the pinch in their paychecks.

Because of the steep price of gas, even full time workers had their hours cut.

“I used to get probably 80 hours for every 2 weeks, now it's more like 60, 61, 62,” Jimmy Pelfrey said.

With the holidays right around the corner, customers say they're dreading the possibility of another jump at the pump.

Triple A reports the national average for regular unleaded gas is $3.10 per gallon.

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