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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  • by James Location: Lawrenceburg on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:05 AM
    People need to quit putting the blame on just Bush and Cheney. Nearly all politicians gain from the oil companies. Nothing is going to be done about it, until we the people use our rights as citizens and band together to put pressure where it needs to be. Write your State Attorney's, Congressmen, Senators, Governors, everyone you can to put pressure on the oil companies for gouging. That is all it is. Plain and simple. When they are netting billions in profit, at record levels, you know they are over pricing. But they are putting money in the right pockets so that heads just look the other way.
  • by bubba Location: walking on Nov 15, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    Hey Rob, lets BOYCOTT!!! I'm ready!!!
  • by Jay Location: Letcher County on Nov 15, 2007 at 12:11 PM
    Why are gas prices in Tennessee so much cheaper than KY? It seems the further south you go the prices are 10-15 cents less.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2007 at 08:03 AM
    Why is this happening when oil companies NET BILLIONS of dollars? Why is this allowed to happen?
  • by Kenneth Location: Pikeville on Nov 15, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    Watch who you vote for.We hae two oil people in the white house now. We continue to vote lawyers in powerful; positions and they write the laws for themselves and special interest groups.( oil companies).Even when the AG gets involved they get fined; they still make alot more than that due to raising the prices. Why not shut them down for a few days let them feel the pinch.
  • by me Location: hazard on Nov 15, 2007 at 07:08 AM
    I do not understand, people complain about gas prices, yet they will get in their vechicle and do driving that is not necessary, demand is one reason for the gas prices.
  • by BARB Location: LONDON on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:23 AM
    With gas as high as it is now it's already costing me more to drive to work than it's worth at my low wage job. Factor in child care and Jackson Energy Bill's and with winter coming on It's gonna get really rough, And I am afraid that alot of people will be going hungry and have to do without this winter.
  • by Rob Location: London on Nov 15, 2007 at 06:00 AM
    Isn't it time we do something?I drive to Lexington to work and it is getting to the point I can't afford to do that!!!How about a revolution!!!!Remember in History about the Boston Tea Party?Maybe we need to overthrow the refineries and the corporations and start picketing the oil companies!!!We could start close to home and go to Ashland Oil!!Maybe then we could get something done.Why wasn't any of the politicians even mentioning the high fuel prices during the election!!!Wake up America!!!Let's take our country back!!
  • by someone Location: somewhere on Nov 15, 2007 at 03:02 AM
    What Do They Want people To Do? Go Hungry, And Sit In The Dark. Cause That Is What going To Happin.


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