“It’s killing me. It takes 60 bucks to fill up the 2020 Camaro and it takes $52 to fill up my 2016 Chevy Malibu,” Tony, a Shell customer, told Fox News. “It’s crazy.”
Consumer prices rose 5.4% last month compared to a year earlier, matching the prior month’s gain as the fastest since 2008, according to a Department of Labor report released Wednesday. Gas prices saw a 2.4% increase from June to July.
“It kind of sucks,” one customer told Fox News. “It makes traveling a lot harder, and that’s something that people have been waiting to do since spring of 2020.”
“It puts a damper on stuff,” she added.
The average gas price in Virginia on Thursday was $2.98 a gallon, about a dollar more compared to a year ago, according to AAA.
But gas at many Arlington gas stations was more than $3 per gallon.
“My reaction to the high prices is that — of course, like everybody else, I don’t like it,” Ivan, who was filling up his tank at Shell, told Fox News. “I’m of an age to remember when gas was in the dollars, so inflation is really affecting us.”- READ MORE