Gas Topping $4 Dollars A Gallon For The Weekend Drive

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Folks are seeing gas prices at the $3.99 a gallon rate as they fill up for the weekend.

WWJ’s Sandra McNeill spoke to drivers about the jump in prices at the pump and how it’s altering their behavior.

“That’s awful, for real, $3.99? said Tonya Miller from Southfield. “I’m about to buy a bike, for real, I’m about to buy a bike.”

“I’ll still drive – I live in Detroit and I work in Southfield,” said Miller.

Paul Nixon was at the Sunoco station in Southfield and he says the price of gas is making him cut back on others items.

“I’m eating less food in restaurants and eating more at home … because of (rising) gas prices,” said Nixon.

Sam Bournier is a taxi driver and he says that the high price of gas has already taken a hit from his profits.

“Yeah, I own taxis … two years ago it cost me $30 dollars a day to do my business to and now it’s $50.

Bournier says that he has to work longer hours to make up for the rising price of gas.

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  1. A RACKET IF EVER THEIR WAS 1 says:

    This is BULL—- !!! what a bunch of it too!!! I am so sick of hearing the poor excuses we are being fed every time gas goes up … every time we have a holiday they raise the price , a bunch of greedy no good crooks , oh also the price goes up because there was a fire at a refinery in Chicago , or there is a problem in the middle east ,WHAT A JOKE , WE HAVE BEEN FED BULL FOR SO LONG … AND WE ARE GULLIBLE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IT !!

  2. A RACKET IF EVER THEIR WAS 1 says:

    HITCH UP THE HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS ARE COMING BACK !!!

  3. Mike says:

    Hmm not exactly iiesntcfic. I agree that the example that guy from the car club gives about big houses is valid, however, it’s kinda hard to say, Don’t attack SUV owners, because people have big houses The only context in which that flies is when you can say In a year, the additional fuel / energy that a person uses due to the ownership of an SUV instead of a normal, more efficient car is 50 barrels of oil. In a year the additional fuel / energy that a person uses due to the ownership of a huge ass house that needs to be heated and cooled instead of a reasonable sized house with space for the people and the stuff is 100 barrels of oil. I dunno, I wish people used numbers more. I’d rather have the evidence presented to me alongside the analysis, instead of just the analysis.

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