Gas Prices Hit New High In Our Region

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

Gas prices hit a new high across the region.

Several stations are now charging nearly four dollars and ten cents a gallon to fill up and many people say it's a struggle to keep up with the rising cost.

As people fill up their cars with gas, their body language couldn't be any more clear.

Some just walk away from the pump, afraid to see what they're paying and others do a double take at the marquee to make sure their eyes aren't fooling them.

Several gas stations in the area are now charging 4.09 a gallon.

Customers say they have more than four hundred and ten reasons why they don't like it.

“4.09 is expensive for average families, especially and it's really cutting into household budgets and grocery money and to extra things we can do with our families,” Clara Pope said.

She says the solutions being offered aren't enough..

“I don't think that a holiday gas tax for the summer is going to be, it would be a help, but it's nothing more than a tiny little band aid fix,” Pope said.

Scott Melton usually drives a 4 by 4 pickup and says buying his motorcycle is one of the best decisions he's ever made.

“Well, if I just need to go someplace and I don't need to pick up a lot of things, caues obviously you can't carry a lot of stuff on a motorcycle, if I'm just carrying me and it's a pretty day I'll ride it every time,” Melton said.

He says he's very comfortable driving away knowing he's getting 60 miles to the gallon.

Several folks we talked with say they are keeping a close eye on the number of trips they make.

Many say they have to cut out any summer travel plans altogether.

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