Record gas prices are pushing up everyday costs, dampening economic recovery

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      Abha Bhattarai
      The Washington Post
      March 12, 2022

      Americans are facing sticker shock at gas stations across the country, but surging global energy costs are rippling through the economy in other ways, too: Airlines are scaling back on flights. Truckers are adding fuel surcharges. And lawn care companies and mobile dog groomers are upping their service fees.

      Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the surge in energy prices appears to be making the country’s inflation problems much worse.

      “Customers really don’t want to hear it, but fuel prices are going through the roof so we’re having to charge more,” said John Migliorini, vice president of Lakeville Trucking in Rochester, N.Y., where diesel costs have nearly doubled to about $400,000 a month. “What choice do we have? I’ve never seen prices jump this high, this fast.”

      The company has a fleet of 30 tractor trailers that transport general freight and food products, including groceries for the supermarket chain Wegmans. Each truck goes through about 100 gallons of diesel a day, Migliorini said.

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      Fucking duh Bezos Post!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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