Pumping Out of Your Account


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Last March, gas prices were below two dollars in many states, and as low as 99 cents a gallon in many parts of the country. But that was over a year ago. Now, prices are soaring to almost four dollars a gallon and some are finding it challenging to keep up with the recent surge. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.30. For a small sedan, that’s an average of $60-65 per time at the tank. As many are commuting to work and school with the recent surge of in-person work and school, and with the crisis in Afghanistan and much of the Middle East, gas and oil are easily becoming some of the most expensive daily commodities on a global basis. “I treated myself to a whole tank of gas this morning” says editor Rowan Lucas who commutes to Sentinel daily from Lolo. After a casual conversation she also commented that a tank was $70 for her Subaru Outback. While Lucas might have a longer commute than many Sentinel students, she is in the majority of students who drive and pay for their gas and other car expenses.