Harrison Couny Reacts to the Rise in Gas Prices
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on October 08, 2012 @ 9:07AM
Created on October 06, 2012 @ 6:23PM

Over the past few days gas prices have sky rocketed. We are lucky to not be in California where the prices have past the five dollar mark. But we went out in Harrison County Sunday to see how you felt about the rise in gas prices.

"It's just like weather, ain't nothing you can do but complain about it.
You can't control it. What it is, is what it is," said Bill Anderson, Poca Resident.

"I'm going to fill up my tank no matter what. I mean, I don't have a choice do I? Gas is something that you can't live without," said Rob Robinson, VA Resident.

Many people believe that the prices have began to increase due to maintenance on the equipment oil companies use but locals say that's no excuse.

"Well, you have the pipeline over a long period of time. The pipeline is not going to last a week, it's going to last more than a week. So they could spread that increase, you know that cost, over 10 or 20 years and hopefully by then we won't need the pipeline anymore," said Pierre Bonasso, Bridgeport Resident.

Around election time four years ago, gas was under two dollars. Now, we have almost doubled that.

"It's disgusting, you know. You only get so much money a month and how are you going to keep up with prices. There ain't no way you can do it so we struggle a little bit but we do it," said Gale Sanders, Clarksburg Resident.

Some folks say they don't know what to do. They are getting paid the same amount but have to put more money into their way to work.

"I'm actually down about four or five thousand dollars a year as what I was because just paying for gas now. With this situation you either eat or buy gas and go to work," said Carl Townsend, WV Resident.

Some people believe there could be a solution to the problem, while others think it's never going to get better.

"The problem is the consumption of gas. Yes, we are kind of tied in with it. We have transportation and we need it but we could reduce our consumption and that would reduce their profit also. So maybe that's a way to approach, I don't know," said Pierre Bonasso, Bridgeport Resident.

"Supply and demand. They are going to cut our supply off and make our demand higher. And we're gonna pay more money," said Carl Townsend, WV Resident.

The feelings about gas prices seemed to be unanimous in Harrison County but we still would like to know how you feel.


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