Gas Prices Skyrocketing

Upon Russia’s recent war efforts against Ukraine, many countries refused to buy Russian imports. However, most of the world’s gas and oil comes from Russia! The prices have been rising so high that many can’t see the top. An average person will probably spend about $80 every time they buy gas. It’s not Russia’s fault alone that these prices are so high. They were already increasing. Russia’s politics just made the process faster, which shocked many people across the world to see such a drastic change in such a short amount of time. 

Americans are set for a rough ride, already dealing with high gas prices and frustrated by rising home heating costs. Gas costs are essential for people filling up their cars’ tanks and for shipping and transportation. This gas situation is getting out of hand, and people could begin to face serious struggles with gas and transportation. Let’s hope everything, including these prices, goes back to normal soon and we can all live our regular lives.

Gas prices are not the only prices that have skyrocketed; oil prices have also gotten out of hand. This dispute is driving up oil costs and adding uncertainty to an unstable global economy. Russia is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and will significantly impact pricing. 

President Joe Biden stated that the U.S. would ban the import of Russian oil, natural gas, and coal. The idea of not accepting any sales from Russia was a small sacrifice that would make a significant impact. People worldwide are frustrated about the world doing this since the prices aren’t getting any better. However, with a little more push, we will be able to stop this madness and make these prices go back to normal, so people can buy gas and heat their homes without a heart attack.  

Currently, U.S. senators and the government are doing everything they can to try and fix the gas prices (or at least make them less chaotic). Two senators would like to postpone the U.S. gas tax until the remainder of the year. Dropping the tax, which currently stands at 18.4 cents per gallon, could relieve consumers. The governor of California has tried to ease the pain for all car owners and lower the cost a bit. This does not directly lower the petrol cost, but it will help alleviate some prices.