By Brenda Acuna |Staff Writer|
Unless you drive a Prius, Southern Californians have a lot to complain about in terms of gas prices.
With the average price of gasoline at $4.282 in the Inland Empire, the holes in my pockets keep getting deeper and deeper.
As a daily driver and commuter to CSUSB, I drive roughly between 80-100 miles a day. I commute five days a week to school and I absolutely hate having to spend so much on gas.
I drive a fuel efficient 2012 Honda Civic and I still have to fill up my gas tank every 3-4 days.
According to a AAA report, gas prices have risen for 32 days straight, and show no signs of abating.
There are plenty of news reports attributing the high price of gasoline to alleged supply shortages, closing of
California refineries and a major fire at the Cherry Point refinery in Washington, but this sounds like a broken record.
There’s a lot more to the increase in gas prices than we are lead to believe.
In America, gas is the drug we cannot live without, driving is a daily part of our routine.
It’s crazy to see that from 2009-2012, the price of gas jumped to 83 percent, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We have a high demand for gas, and the only way to reduce gas prices is by using less.
That old rusty bicycle in my garage is starting to look better and better.