Are You Getting Worried About The Increasing Price Of Petrol (Gas)?
June 22, 2008 7:08am CST
Oil prices are still very high despite the fact that they are supposed to have dropped a bit. The price of fuel at the pumps hasn't gone down as far as I can see. Now they say household fuel bills will soar during the winter. Does this worry you? It certainly scares me.
• United States
22 Jun 08
I am definitely worried about it. I am worried not just for what I have to pay at the pump but all of the other price increases that we will suffer as a result of gas.Most people don't think about the fact that most of the products that we use are transported by truck and we as consumers have to boot the cost of there fuel use as well. I have noticed a huge increase in prices in the grocery store for basic staple items. People that live very close to the poverty levels are definitely going to feel the squeeze. And when the basic staples of life become unattainable thru monetary purchases, crime rates go up as well. I am worried that with the steady increases things will get a lot worse before better. People are now having to decide whether to eat or drive! I don't remember things being this tight in my life (I am 42)
22 Jun 08
Yeah, I'm a bit worried about that to. We are starting to lose one of the most convenient technologies. Well, for most of us that is who are earning average. Salary remains the same and almost everything else goes up. Fuel triggers most of the increase in other commodities. The blueprint of such world-wide economy seem to be unreliable.