These days traveling by car to your destination is not an option, it’s a necessity. With gas prices on the rise and jobs in short supply, paying for the gas to fill the various cars, trucks and motorcycles is becoming harder and harder to accomplish.
With one trip down the road, everyone is hit by the unnecessarily high prices of gas that in many Nashville area gas stations are rising steadily up to $4.00 a gallon. Many have chosen to trade in the diesel guzzling trucks for smaller cars that can be filled with regular gas for a cheaper price.
According to http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/18/news/economy/gas-prices-aaa/:
‘The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose for the 10th straight day on Monday to $3.842. That is now only about 6.6% below the record high of $4.114 from July 2008.’
Many different thoughts about how to avert the steadily rising prices of gas have been speculated on. Everything from delving into the reserves to becoming less dependant on fossil fuels have been offered as solutions to the pressing problem plaguing Americans.
Until this issue is resolved, people in the Nashville area have to search out other means to locating the lowest price on gas. With this issue on mind many new websites have appeared. One site called http://gasbuddy.com/ has set up to allow anyone to search within their state to find the lowest gas prices. They have also set up the benefit of possibly winning a free gas card when you join the site.
With the election coming up, all the Presidential hopefulls have all expressed their stand on gas prices. While some blame the current President Obama, others claim they will help lower gas prices, while still others forewarn of even higher gas prices in the future according to CNN money.com.
This hot issue will be a constant one on the backburner until a solution is found. However, the residents in Nashville will simply have to hang on for the ride and hope to keep a little more money in their pockets.