Energy industry experts on Granholm, Biden shift to boost production
Energy industry experts and insiders told FOX Business that they welcome Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s call to increase domestic energy production.
Gas prices continue to climb and leave commuters with little choice but to pay what the market demands and hope that the situation resolves.
FOX Business spoke with commuters and gas station workers in several states across the country, finding the overwhelming sentiment is concern that the prices will only climb higher, along with uncertainty over how long the incredibly high prices will remain. In some cases, workers have started to consider alternative means of commuting to work.
Joanna, a nurse in New York City who cannot work remotely, told coworkers she now has to consider taking the train.
"To be honest, I feel like it’s getting to that point," she told FOX Business. "My gas used to take $30 to fill up, but now it’s 50…something, and I feel like it’s only climbing."
She uses close to a quarter tank to drive to work. A gallon of gas has hit $4.50 per gallon for regular unleaded, but she luckily only drives to work three or four times a week.
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Joanna wonders if the price will just continue climbing, especially since she feels that she’s at the mercy of the market. Thomas, a lawyer in South Carolina, remains so concerned about the rising gas prices that he’s considered buying a bike.
"It’s about 3 miles, I live pretty close to work." Thomas, a lawyer in South Carolina, said. "I’ve been seeing between $4.10 and $4.30 a gallon." Thomas drives a Jeep Cherokee, and he said the bus system would prove "pretty inconvenient."