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Community reacts to gas prices soaring over $6 a gallon

Nello Puelles
Shell gas station locates at Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, taken on Sept. 30.

According to AAA, gas prices are lower compared to last year; however, they are still considered high, around $5.58 per gallon averagely in California, reportedly impacting those in the community commuting with gas cars.

The difference between gas prices everyday at the moment is only cents but an expert said it could drop a dollar per gallon in the near future.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said the situation of high gas prices is “going to end rather quickly,” because the high-cost summer-blend gasoline, which is the formula of gas that adheres and is required using to follow the environmental regulations during the hot time period, has already ended on Sept. 15.

Some members of the Santa Clara county community said the price increases have impacted their spending and lifestyle choices.

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Susan Barajas, social worker and case manager at Santa Clara Family Care, said increased gas prices force her to limit her mileage in order to stay within her budget.

“I have two cars and I have to spend $100 each,” Barajas said. “I really think that inflation is there everywhere we go.”

Maria Gutierrez, 36, McDonald’s manager, said that is also worried about high gas prices and constantly seeks for cheaper gas around San Jose.

“Most of the time I look for the cheapest gas station nearby because right now it is too expensive,” Gutierrez said, “It is difficult to pay rent, gas and the salary is not enough, so it affects us a lot in our pockets.”

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Nello would love to direct a news show or podcast and help his community.

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