Gas Prices Soar

By: Lauren McKay
By: Lauren McKay

If you're planning a vacation this summer, you might as well fly, because gas prices are soaring. The average price for regular unleaded is up nearly 20 cents a gallon since last week. Experts blame the rising prices on a new report that shows we're in for a busy hurricane season. Prices around the Valley are at $2.65. At the beginning of the week they were around $2.49. "We've already canceled one vacation because of it," says Warren Miller of Staunton. "Where's the breaking point? I think it's going to start to hit around $3.00 a gallon soon," says Vincente Pestilli, from Hershey, PA. "I'm not that surprised, it's going to go up steadily over the next couple of months," says Robert Harper from Harrisonburg. "Pay the price and keep going," says Gerry Eaton from Edom. "We may have to mortgage the house to keep paying for gas," says Warren Miller of Staunton. People tell TV3 they don't understand why gas prices are so high, since there isn't a gas shortage.


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