PORTLAND, Ore. – Dick Riggs felt helpless at he filled up his truck with gas.
“There goes my dinner,” said Riggs.
Riggs paid $105 for gas Saturday and didn’t even get a full tank.
“Their machine shuts off at 105 dollars.”
Drivers everywhere are feeling the pain of $4 gas. Prices rose 20 cents in just the last week and experts only expect them to rise higher.
“I can’t even think of anything that would be pleasant to say on television. Let’s just put it that way,” said one driver when asked what he thinks of the high prices.
Experts expect gas prices to peak in April and expect the average price per gallon in Oregon to be higher than ever. The previous high was $4.29 per gallon.
Gas station employee Felipe Corea said customers sometimes take their frustrations out on him.
“People cussing at you, you know. Call you bad things,” said Corea.
Corea told KATU News he can’t even pay these prices.
“I don’t drive no more. I can’t afford to drive no more.”