By: Heather Abraham

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Gas prices continue to climb as the national average closes in on $4 a gallon.

It’s hard to watch.

As the price the rolls up, you notice just how much – or how little – gas you’re getting.

“I remember when I first started driving, it was 96 cents. And then when I got my license, it was $1.40. And I thought that was expensive. Now, it’s $4! I don’t think its ever going to end,” Shane Fox said.

“It’s definitely a crunch on the wallet. I remember just a month ago it was just around $3 a gallon,” Ben Eberts said.

The frustration is amplified with every increase. It’s an unfairness that drivers don’t understand. However, they simply can’t refuse to pay.

“I don’t think they have a choice. What are you going to do? You [have] to get in your car and go to work, pay your bills. So, what are you going to do?” Fox said.

While some gas stations have yet to surpass the $4 mark, there are plenty around the area who already have.

A BP on the South Side is already charging $4.05 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

Many fear its going to get much worse very soon.

“I don’t think we’re done at $4, unfortunately. And the sad part is we don’t know high it’s [going to] go,” Eberts said.

Another concern for many is the increased cost of anything that needs to be shipped or delivered.

Over the last couple of years, items at the grocery store have had the potential to go up in price due to rising gas prices.


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