Gasoline Rising

@Fishmomma (11452)
United States
June 7, 2008 1:52am CST
People are driving less. Our gasoline went up every hour today, as was watching the news today. My local news shows the freeways and did see less cars. I was speechless knowing it went up .21 during the week. The bus had a lot of people on it when it stopped near my house. The newsman mentioned just 3 years ago we were paying $2.39 a gallon. I remember we would sit in traffic and wonder when we would get home. Now we don't have that problem, as rarely go anywhere.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 Jun 08
I herd on my local news last night that a barrel of oil is now $150.00 and they said it will only get worse and they don't know how people will be able to heat their homes this coming winter. This is crazy now, something meeds to be done to stop this.
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I don't know know how people will survive in colder climates this coming winter. My climate doesn't get cold often and my husband turns on the heat. In our last home, we had a wood stove should have stayed there, as I am dreading this upcoming bill.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I keep wondering what's next? I think a new America is coming and some of us aren't going to like it.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Well, I certainly am having troubles with it and wish there was an easy way to fix it. I'm seeing changes already with businesses laying off many people. People are spending less and looking for bargains.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
9 Jun 08
No, there is no easy fix. We're "past the point of no "return" - quote from Phantom of the Opera
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I saw oil went up over $138 a barrel yesterday just because of fears that Isreal will attack Iran if they keep up their nuclear weapons program. It's 3.99 here last I checked. I remember paying 27 cents! I feel sorry for people with old cars, gas guzzlers but they can't afford to get newer one. The RV industry is in big trouble, so's the housing industry and car makers. I think we're headed for more than a recession.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Houses in my area aren't selling like they have for years. My neighbor moved out of the state and now is trying to rent the house. as he couldn't sell the house without a huge loss. I'm seeing less RV's this year and you know I like in a place where people love to vacation.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I just told my kid the errands are going to be combined today in one big circle. Instead of coming back to pick him up, I'm bringing a book and waiting. No more of that back and forth stuff - I'm only filling up my tank halfway at the most now - I can't bring myself to do the fill-up, it's just so much to deal with. I'm making a list of where I have to go so won't forget anything hopefully. I don't know if I can look at this positively. Maybe folks will stay home more in their neighborhoods and walk more. Maybe we won't go out and buy so much stuff.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
7 Jun 08
We are certainly changing our lifestyle, as I'm making a list of all the places I need to visit that month and making multiple stops on an outing. We fill the tank, as the gas station is out of our way and the thought of spending more just to get there has us filling up. The only places close enough for me to walk are the grocery store, post office, fast food and the beach.