At one Shell station that we visited in Columbia, the price of gas went from $2.99 to $3.05 in a matter of minutes. And that price jump is hitting consumers hard.
"It's directly out of my pocket," said contractor Stanley Paige. "And most of the times you can't pass it on. You can't increase your fees to accommodate the gas prices."
"It hurts. That hits my wallet big time," said Frito-Lay regional sales manager Mark Stripling. "It affects some of the extra curricular things like the movies and things like that. Especially in my case, I've got three children, so it costs a bit to do that anyway. "
Most Americans saw this coming eventually, but others like Stripling say they hope the government does something about it.
"Hopefully they'll hear our cries...you know, the people's cry...and hopefully do something about it for us."
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