LAUREL, Del.- AAA Mid-Atlantic reports motorists across the country are experiencing sticker shock as they fill up at the gas pump. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.67 per gallon Friday, a 12-cent jump in the past week. According to AAA, the current price is 7 cents more expensive than one month ago and 23 cents more expensive than the same day last year.
Diane Andrews drives her car many miles every day for work. She and her husband own "Scenic Design," a landscaping company based out of Laurel. She said that they spend more than $200 every day.
"It takes a lot of money out of the household that we could be using for other things," she said. "Like a vacation - or we have two children that we need to put through school. So yes - it does effect us a great deal."
But throughout Delmarva, it is more than just the landscapers who are hurting from these high prices. Linda Long, a bus driver for the Laurel School district said that she spends $160 to fill up the bus that she personally owns.
"It impacts me because I have to find another job in order to keep fuel in my bus and everything," she said. "You know, they need to go down with the price on the gas. It would help."
Robert Custins makes delivery for Domino's Pizza in Laurel, and he said that he also needs to fill up the tank out of his own pocket. He said that for this reason, he is looking for a new job, where he wouldn't have to spend so much money on gas.
"It's just sad that you just have to keep filling your car up and you feel like you're getting nowhere for it," he said. "And just filling it up every day - it just hurts the pockets."
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