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Gas prices in the United States are at an alarming rate these days. In some
parts of the country, consumers are paying $3 to $4 a gallon. This can be
devastating to people who depend on their cars for their livelihoods. It can put a
huge dent in a family’s budget and cause a real hardship.
Plus, with the rising price of gas, we have to consider the effect on our consumer
goods as well. Trucking companies must pay more in fuel costs, and the only
way for them to recoup any of that money and make even a small profit is to pass
the increased cost on to the consumer. That means higher prices for things like
groceries, clothing, and other things we need and use every day.
But there is hope on the horizon. Scientists are developing alternative fuels that
can help not only the environment, but also the consumer’s checkbook. The new
alternative fuels offer advantages in so many ways that people are really starting
to take a look at these as an option over paying astronomical gasoline prices.
Unlike back in the 1970’s when there was a gas shortage invoking memories of
long lines at gas stations, we have plenty of gasoline. But the prices are what is
of concern today. Many people blame the high price of gas on our ongoing war
in the Middle East, but what these people don’t realize is that a majority of the oil
we use to manufacture gasoline is obtained from Venezuela.
So why are gas prices so high? Oil is the most precious commodity in the world.
It is more valuable than gold. The price per barrel has risen dramatically even in