Gas Prices???

United States
July 30, 2007 4:14pm CST
As I watch the Discovery Channel, I see all this evidence showing we the American people can reduce our dependence on foreign oil, therefore reducing the cost at the pumps. Why is it we are not doing this now? Some say if we use it now, what will there be for the next generation tocome? I feel that the next generation will not depend as much on oil, as those people think. There are already groups of people working to reduce the dependence on oil as we speak. The problem lies in the current cost of these solutions. Think about this for a second. If we reduce the cost of gas at the pumps, more can be spent on: 1. Research and development of alternative fuels and methods of travel. 2. Reducing the cost of components to build machines that use the alternative fuels allowing more people to own the next generation technology. 3. Allowing more individuals to spend money in other areas of commerce thus increasing everyone's bank account (except oil companies). 4. Savings account for a better piece of mind. What do you think we can do to reduce the cost of gas? How does the cost of gas affect you?
2 responses
@lburns70 (182)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I will be honest, I dont really follow the controversy about gas prices, although I should, it affects me everyday. I just know that it too darn expensive. I dont see how there is anything that we can do to try and get the cost lowered. It is all government crap and they regulate what happens with it. The only thing that I do know is that they can lower the cost by drilling in America and giving us the better rates. I dont think that not buying gas will do anything. They know that we need gas to survive to get us back and forth to where we need to go. Big cities is fine but here in rural communities it isnt that easy. I am just glad to see gas below 3.00 a gallon right now.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I don't know how much this will work or not, but maybe if people actually start buying less gas, they will lower the price. If you can carpool, carpool, if you have short trips, and have a bike, ride it, or walk. Take a bus if there's one where you live. Don't go any place, that you don't have to go to, for awhile. If you're buying a new car, buy one that's not so dependent on gas. How does the cost of gas affect me? Well, I'm a person, that doesn't go any place, but to work, 5 days a week, and to the store on Saturday. It's fairly rare for me to travel anywhere else, unless it's a family function, that I can't get out of. lol But it still affects me, because I'm paying alot more, to get to those few places that I go to. Of course, the amount of gas that I buy isn't going to make a big difference to them, but if the people that do alot of unnecessary traveling would stop, and then those like me, stop whatever extra they can, then it would possibly make a difference.