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The student news site of Carolina Forest High School

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Ups and Downs of Gas Prices

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The increase in gas prices has slowly become a big concern over the years. According to CNN, gas prices have been steadily rising over the past decade, impacting consumers’ wallets and the overall economy. An article from Forbes highlights the importance of finding ways to save money on gas, as it has become a significant expense for many households. The New York Times also acknowledges the rise in gas prices, highlighting its impact on businesses and the need for alternative energy sources. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides data that pictures the continuous increase in gas prices.

CNN reports that gas prices have been on an upward trend in recent years, causing financial strain for American consumers. Rising gas prices can affect the cost of transportation, goods, and services across various industries, resulting in higher expenses for individuals and businesses. The article states that experts attribute the increase to factors such as higher demand, political tensions, and supply disruptions. Therefore, it is important for individuals to find ways to relieve the impact of rising gas prices on their budgets.

In an effort to calm the burden of rising gas prices, Forbes offers several tips on how to save money at the pump. The article suggests using apps to find the cheapest gas stations nearby, taking advantage of discounts and loyalty programs, and maintaining proper vehicle maintenance to improve fuel efficiency. An app called GasBuddy is an app you can use to find cheap gas around you. These strategies can help consumers reduce their gas expenses and redirect their money towards other essential needs.

The New York Times also sheds light on the issue of rising gas prices, emphasizing its impact on businesses. The article highlights the challenges faced by transportation-dependent industries such as delivery services and airlines, stating that they are grappling with increased operating costs due to higher fuel prices. This leads to higher prices for products and services, ultimately affecting the overall economy.

According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas prices have consistently risen over time. The EIA’s information validates the concerns raised by CNN, Forbes, and The New York Times. The EIA provides statistical evidence that highlights the continuous increase in gas prices, which confirms the need for consumers, businesses, and policymakers to address this issue collectively.

Adding onto this, Myrtle Beach has also seen an increase in gas prices. According to the WMBF News, in the last week the prices have risen 8.8 cents, averaging $2.90 per gallon. However, that’s still 23.9 cents per gallon lower than last month and 24.6 cents lower than a year ago.

Connor Rice, a junior, said, “Gas is pretty expensive man. Although I don’t think it’s as expensive as gas in states like Georgia, I still think the prices are still pretty high.”

Mannix Farren, another junior, shared other thoughts.

”I don’t think gas is very expensive. I probably think this because I usually go to the gas station where prices are the lowest compared to most stations.”

In conclusion, the increase in gas prices has become a growing concern over the years. Accurate information from reputable sources such as CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration supports the claim that gas prices have been steadily rising. As gas prices continue to climb, individuals need to find practical ways to save money on fuel, while businesses and policymakers should explore alternative energy sources. Addressing this issue collectively is crucial in relieving the financial strain on consumers and the broader economic implications.

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