Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rising gas prices negatively impact Iona's commuter students - Lai Hiu Wan, the Ionian

AAA Fuel Gauge reported that the price for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline rose from $3.49 to $3.59. "The rise in gasoline prices is due to increasing crude oil prices as Middle East violence continues to make oil exports risky," Gas Buddy Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a Dayton Business Journal. Regardless of the cause of the increased gas prices, students at Iona, particularly commuters, are concerned and frustrated with the higher prices, and are looking for ways to cut down on gas usage. For now, however, it seems that all students can do is try to alter their routines to drive only when absolutely necessary and to hope for the best in the Middle East.

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