PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another crushing blow to your wallet as AAA says gas prices rose another 11 cents overnight.
Does this mean that people are looking for new modes of transportation?
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Gas prices are no longer just at record highs, they’re spiraling out of control.
The Sunoco on Highland Avenue costs $4.25/gallon, and although people are filling up, they say they won’t be needing it much longer.
Madisyn Emily spent nearly $40 to fill up half a tank for her Kia Soul, but says it wasn’t always like that.
“I could probably fill my tank for $35,” she said. “I remember when I paid $1.60 during the early pandemic, now I’m paying four times that.”
Now she’s changing her way of commuting because of rising prices.
“Actually, I’m on my way to Home Depot to get a safety vest so I can ride my bike more often,” she added.
AAA’s report of the 11 cent increase overnight means they are up more than 30 cents a gallon over the past three days.
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Stephen Juliana is on the pricier side of what he pays at the pump.
“This baby has a 32-gallon tank, so it’s 32 by 4.30, and you’re looking at about 150 to top it off, that’s a lot of money,” he said.
While he said that probably won’t change, he will start to tank more.
“I’m starting to fill up every time now because it keeps going up,” he laughed. “I could get a 50 gallon keg and fill that up.”
Both Emily and Juliana say they will stick to their regular gas stations instead of going out of their way, even though they have tank trackers and rewards programs.
Meanwhile, Juliana said he believes the wave of the future is closer than we think if prices don’t come down soon.
“Do you know what the solution is? Electric,” he said. “Electric cars. Fuck that fuel. I don’t know if we’ll see that in the next 10 years, but we have to go down that path. It’s just too much money.”
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Pennsylvania doesn’t see prices the way California does, where it tops out at five and six dollars a gallon, but the Commonwealth isn’t far behind, prompting drivers to say more home, find other transportation, or carpool.
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