Yes, in Lancaster, N.H. gas prices for regular gas was $2.92. Once again it isÂ on the rapid riseÂ killingÂ the people making minimum wage and that budget there paychecks. ButÂ gas prices always seem to rise rapidly around this time ofÂ season. LikeÂ heating oil does in the winter. People are starting to travel more due to the nice warmÂ weatherÂ and that is when you see gas stations start hiking up their prices.
ForÂ yearsÂ we haveÂ been told that we are using up our natural resources and there soonÂ won't be anymore. So whatÂ was the difference between last week'sÂ amountÂ ofÂ gas and this week's amount of gas. It is ridiculousÂ to have gas prices raise almostÂ 30 cents in a week.Â This is worse than the stamp that stealsÂ more pennies out of our pockets this year.
Higher gas prices I think hurt the economy.Â Because of the higher gas prices less people willÂ go on trips or travelÂ and spend money. Less people will buy luxury items like going to the mall and spurg withÂ what is left of the paycheck. People will stay at home more andÂ if they do go out traveling they are going toÂ spend a little bit more extra time at work to pay for the rapid increase in gas prices.
I found GasBuddy on the internet. It is a great website where you choose a state in the U.S. and put in a zip code. Then up pops a list of the lowest gas prices in the state along with a list of the highest. When I checked out N.H. lowest prices it came out to be 1) Sam's Club, Concord at $2.71, 2) Hess, Manchester at $2.71, and 3) Citgo, Plymouth at $2.72. The highestÂ gas price in the state was Citgo, Salem at $3.10. The gas prices are updated every 48 hours, so it is a good website to know whoÂ will probably have the lowest gas prices.Â Â
So good luck to all of your traveling this summer!