High Cost Of Everything Affects ECU Commuter Students

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

We've talked a lot about how the price of oil is putting a crimp into everyone's spending.

In the past decade the price of gas has gone up $2.43 cents. Even if you don't drive that much the price of oil still affects you. That's because it costs so much more to transport the goods and to make them as well.

I'm taking a look into how someone who has to drive a pretty significant distance everyday is dealing the with gas prices.

LaToyna Taylor is one person directly affected by the high gas prices. She's an East Carolina University commuter student, meaning the more she drives the more she fills up and the more she spends.

Taylor said, "I live about 45 min away and I also work during the week, so I'll usually go through a tank or 50 dollars worth."

She's finding herself in the crunch many American's are lately, controlled by the high price of oil. Economists say there's actually been a decrease in the amount of fuel people are using. Taylor doesn't have that luxury because she has to go to class everyday. But she makes sure she gets the most of of her hour and half round trip.

Taylor says she spends an extra 30 to 50 dollars a week now then when she first started commuting a year ago


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