Pumped Up Gas Prices Near $4 a Gallon
CLEVELAND — The pain at the pump has returned to northeast Ohio. According to AAA, the price of gas has been slowly increasing, up to four dollars a gallon at some gas stations in the Cleveland area.
A Marathon gas station on Madison Avenue in Lakewood is already there.
A gallon of regular unleaded is at $3.99 a gallon and premium is at $4.19.
Qumar Strower of Cleveland said his business cannot afford the rising prices.
“I’m a businessman and I can’t survive with these gas prices. We can’t even drive our trucks to and from work, we have to jump in cars to make sure we can get to service our customers.”
Just last month, regular unleaded in Cleveland was averaging about $3.30 a gallon according to AAA.
Some people filling up at area gas stations on 55th Street in Cleveland said they now shop around for the best prices because filling up your car lately is becoming a real hassle.
Some motorists pumping gas at the Shell on East 55th Street in Cleveland said the price of gas is getting so high that it’s cutting into their food budget.
“The economy is so messed up now. You are choosing between your son’s Pampers and whether to put gas in your car, ya know. It’s difficult,” said Ashley Stevens, of Cleveland.
Some motorists said if the prices keep going up any higher they might have to start riding a bike to work.