Gas prices going right for the wallet

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - If you have not felt the pain at the pump yet, you probably will soon.

Prices jumped six cents between Tuesday and Wednesday according to Birminghamgasprices.com. That is just on average. Of course, prices have gone even higher at some stations.

The hike in prices is being blamed on the unrest in Libya as well as demand. Drivers say they are beyond frustrated and hope prices do not go much higher.

"I'm a college student and I'm only allotted a certain amount each semester so it takes away from groceries and it takes away from being a normal college student," said Jessica Fanton.

"You can't live with the prices like this," remarked Linda Rensaw. "Everything you know is going up so high and we're going to have to start riding bikes after a while."
Birminghamgasprices.com reports the metro average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.36.

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