Readers Blame Consumers for Spike In Gas Prices
"Fundamentally, long-term, it's us," one reader said.
Last week, Melrose Patch asked for your opinion on the cause for the recent spike in the cost of gasoline.
"Being so dependant on fossil fuels, driving completely inefficient cars, and wanton disregard for options to take mass transit, carpool, or just using our gas more efficiently allows OPEC and other conglomerates in charge of distribution to charge whatever amount they want and we have no choice but to pay it," Chase wrote in the comments.
"Fundamentally, long-term, it's us," Percy added.
Other readers, like Ted Hunt, had a different take.
"I would like to hold Congressman Markey responsible," Hunt wrote, "because of his railing against the oil industry for the last 35 years." "When I called his office to talk about the high prices all his staff told me that oil consumption is down, which is an easy call with the high unemployment , less people are driving and have less disposible income, when the sun can move my car Mr. Markey might get my support."
What do you think of your fellow readers' opinions?