Drivers paying for gas despite high prices - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Drivers paying for gas despite high prices

Despite higher gasoline prices, many people are still paying for fuel because they need it.

A limousine driver in Washington, D-C says he has to buy gasoline every day. Thomas Mesfin says he makes a good living with his vehicle, but fuel costs are getting very expensive.

Other motorists are worried that rising prices will force many people to park their cars. And some are wondering what the oil companies are doing with the money, and why the government won't tap domestic reserves.

One motorist at a service station in northern Virginia says she's glad that she only has one car to fill at two dollars, 71 cents a gallon.

A new Associated Press - A-O-L poll indicates that nearly two-thirds of the respondents expect gasoline prices to cause money problems for them within the next six months.

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