Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – A photo of the QT gas station at Highland and 16th St. The once low prices of gas have started increasing again.
By Hunter Cisiewski ’17
Gas prices have changed within three months more drastically then they have in recent memory.
The gas prices this year started out lower then they had been in years, with the average cost per gallon being $2.60, according to bankrate.com.
This was 23 percent less then in 2014 and led to many Brophy students taking this opportunity to save some money on car rides.
Ben Drake ’17 said that he recently went on a road trip to Colorado but would definitely not have gone if the prices were at $3 a gallon.
The price was predicted to last and even continue to decrease as the year ran on, and many Brophy students shared the joy of the general pubic.
“Not to make it political or to talk about the general price of things, but I am glad that the gas prices are lower,” said Sam P. Harris ’17. “I pay for my own gas, and I am happy that I have some extra money to get food or something after school.”
This joy was short lived as by February 2015 the prices started moving back towards $3 per gallon. This was the complete opposite of many predictions from oil companies and economists alike.
“My parents give me money for gas, but recently I have had to pay out of my own pocket as it is much more then it was just last month,” said Matt Fioriti ’16.
The average gas price in Los Angeles alone has risen to $3, partially due to the explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery and the generally more expensive seasonal gas, according to ktla.com.
Arizona averages were $2.312 per gallon as of Feb. 26, according to az.aaa.com.