Leoneda Inge prepared this report on how the year's dramatic rise in gasoline prices has affected personal lives.
Love may make the world go around, but sometimes it may need a little gasoline to keep it going. North Carolina Public Radio asked listeners how the year's dramatic rise in gasoline prices has affected their personal lives.
Drivers in North Carolina are paying more for gas than they have in the past two years. Average gasoline prices have topped 3 dollars per gallon according to Triple A. Tom Crosby is with Triple A Carolinas.
"Prices are going up, mostly because of the poor economy, the weak dollar. Our weak dollar is causing investments in Euros in crude oil. Crude oil is selling for over 90 dollars a barrel, which, that’s the first time it’s been that high in two years. When crude oil prices go up, the oil companies raise prices at the pump."