Soaring gas prices by mid-summer to effect working class.
By H. Nelson Goodson
February 26, 2012
Los Angeles – This Summer, the U.S. will face its most challenging issue and is expected to effect most of its population, especially the working class, including suppliers of food and other items. As gas prices are expected to surpass the $6.00 mark per regular gallon and even higher prices contributed to gas price gouging, Americans in the mainland will be left with no alternative, but to park it (vehicles) and excercise other means to move around the city and country.
In Los Angeles, California within the last 36 hours, a Chevron gas station located on W. Olympic Blvd. and Figueroa was selling regular gas at $5.49 per gallon. The gas price was expected to go up even higher this upcoming week and the higher price for gas is likely to spread nationwide. By mid-summer, gas prices are expected to reach up to $6.00 per gallon of regular in the Midwest.
In a radical move by Americans, a Gas Revolution has been gaining popularity around the nation. Most Americans are being asked to park their autos or vehicles on May 1st for a week long protest against the soaring gas prices. Which the U.S. government has no control over the demand and supply of gas triggered by major oil companies cutting back on production or having difficulty with keeping up with demand.
Will most Americans stop driving for a week? Some will, but others will sacrifice food and other family needs to buy gas and continue to move around.
Long ago, gas had become convenient when prices were affordable in the early 1960‘s when the price per gallon was between 14 cents to 24 cents and Americans could afford to travel.
Today, many working people and families have restricted travel and the use of their vehicles for work. The good old times for just getting into your vehicle to go cruising around and check out the urban scenery have perished for most Americans. To others, its an addiction without a cure, no matter how high the price of gas will get, they will continue to pay the price, regardless of the consequences it may have on their economic situation and families. Major oil companies know, what ever the price of gas will be decided, Americans will pay.
As an alternative to soaring gas prices, many Americans will turn to carpooling, jogging, walking, bicycling, motorcycling and using public transportation as an alternative means to move around the urban settings.
The solution, alternative energy source and better vehicles that get more mileage to the gallon, electric and hybrid cars and other means yet to be invented.
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