Every Single Local News Station when Gas Prices Go Up
Along with the pandemic, the Russian attack on Ukraine, sky-high housing and rent prices, America now has a new but familiar problem... rising gas prices. Due to Russia's assault on Ukraine, gas prices have hit record highs in recent days as the diminishing availability of crude oil has created a stark imbalance between supply and demand.
The cost per gallon of gasoline in the United States hovered around $4.30 on Wednesday, shattering a record of $4.10 set just before the financial crisis in 2008, according to the price-tracking service GasBuddy. In the first week of March, prices rose by about $0.49 — roughly 14 percent.
As they typically do, many news stations are reporting on the unfolding situation around rising fuel costs. How many times have you seen this news package? An establishing shot of the gas station, A bunch of clips of someone getting gas, followed by a bunch of scary stats about rising gas prices. More at 10!