Teens & Gasoline

After the price of gas skyrocketed, DAHS students reflect how they dealt with the 2022 gas crisis.


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Gas prices over $6.00 per gallon are displayed at a gas station on May 18, 2022, in Petaluma, Calif.

Back in the 2020 COVID lockdown people all across the country refused to leave the comfort of their own homes in fear of contracting the new virus. Now after a return to normalicy, people have now another reason to not travel, gas.

Due to the cause of supply and demand, when the world opened back up, oil companies were not able to handle the surge of people now comfortable to drive and go back to their average day to day experiences, causing a massive increase in fuel prices, making a resource people sometimes never expected to breach $3, reach prices even higher than the national minimum wage.

Though this epedemic effects every driving American, teenagers paid little to no wage that recenlty recieved their junior license had to find new ways to budget their small salaries into big purchases in order to drive to school, work, or any extracurricual activities.

In this video, reporter Jayden Huncher along with help with the VPC asked students how they dealt with this problem.