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Friday, June 10, 2022

Surging Gas Prices in 2022: What Does the Future Hold for the U.S.?

      2 Esdras 16:19

 “Behold, famine and plague, tribulation and anguish, are sent as scourges for amendment.”

     There have been more than two hundred thousand drivers (fifty thousand stranded drivers in April alone) stranded in the country this year due to empty tanks and soaring gas prices according to an article written in the Washington Post. As the national average of gas reaches $5 per gallon, people are now starting to make difficult decisions about basic living expenses. Chicago gas prices are off the charts―they are as high as $6.69 per gallon for regular and almost seven bucks for premium in some parts. I only live a few miles from the Indiana border, so I save as much as a dollar per gallon and thankfully so, because it takes $90 to fill up my tank.

Soaring Gas Prices

    So, the question of the day is: what does the surging price of gas mean for consumers? Well, for starters, rising prices will inevitably lead to more extreme food shortages as truckers won’t be able to stay solvent due to their fuel costs. And, if gas prices continue to climb without stabilizing, prolonged food shortages will lead to famine, and famine will ultimately lead to anarchy.

   The most expensive gas in the country is located in Mendocino, California―Schlafer's Auto Repair is selling regular gas for $9.60 for a gallon, according ABC30 News in Fresno, California. Americans will need to prepare themselves for the worse case scenario as hyperinflation continues to plague the country and limiting one’s driving is only a temporary fix to this ever-growing problem at the pump.

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