and trade restrictions could cause further price hikes like what we’re seeing at the pump and high grass prices are having an adverse impact on people who drive for a living the next time you order an Uber expect to pay a little extra. The rideshare company has added a surcharge to offset the recent rise in gas prices as been used. Megan mulatto reports, rideshare drivers say it’s not enough. Mhm. Uber and Lyft drivers we spoke to say they’re looking for other jobs. They tell us the cost of their vehicle maintenance and repairs paired with the rising gas prices just isn’t worth it. Now you $ 240 or $ 300 a week for gasoline. Uber driver, Marco Padron says the record high gas prices have him looking at taking a different route in his career. Everybody price going down. Maria Rodriguez is driven for both Uber and lift. She says she is also considering a different job but hopes things changed because the rideshare gig is flexible, flexible time in comparison with others jobs. She’s pleading for gas prices to go down and for wide share drivers pay to go up. Uber has announced they will be implementing a temporary surcharge to offset the increased cost of gas. It’s an extra 55 cents per ride and an extra 45 cents per Uber eats delivery. In a statement, the company says, we know that increases at the pump have impacted earnings and this fee will help take some of the burden off drivers. It adds the fees are based on the average trip distance, which has rideshare drivers like Lewis Gray waiting for shorter trip requests. He says he has to work two jobs to provide for his family. I think it’s time Pay better the drivers because Uber says the surcharge will begin on March 16. The company says they’ll be monitoring gas prices and will re evaluate in the next 60 days in Orange County Megan Mulatto West two News. Mm hmm. Right.
Florida gas prices down slightly from last week’s record-breaking cost
Monday morning brought some slight relief for Floridians struggling with record-breaking gas prices.Monday saw the average price of $ 4.32, a few cents lower than Friday’s all-time high of $ 4.37.The price is still much higher than people are used to paying. A week ago the average was $ 4, a month ago the average was $ 3.45 and a year ago the average was $ 2.86.Related: Rising gas prices dampens spring break plans in Central FloridaRelated: Florida truckers stand to pay hundreds more at the pump because of rising fuel costsA gallon of gas costs more than it ever has – and experts say the price increases won’t be stopping any time soon. The average price for a gallon of gas is $ 4.33, which is higher than it was in 2008 when it was $ 4.11. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is still a big factor in the gas-price spike – among other reasons – even though the US barely uses Russian oil. The problem at hand is that Russia is one of the world’s biggest oil suppliers and lower supply affects global prices. In response, the Biden administration is quietly eyeing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to offset surging oil prices. For that to happen, US officials will have to address severely strained relationships between the Biden administration and both countries.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said gas prices are likely to remain high in the short term as crude oil costs soar amid global supply concerns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $ 5.79. The lowest average is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at $ 3.80.Related: Orlando rideshare drivers considering other jobs due to record-high gas pricesThe Associated Press and CNN contributed to this article
Monday morning brought some slight relief for Floridians struggling with record-breaking gas prices.
Monday saw the average price of $ 4.32, a few cents lower than Friday’s all-time high of $ 4.37.
The price is still much higher than people are used to paying.
A week ago the average was $ 4, a month ago the average was $ 3.45 and a year ago the average was $ 2.86.
Related: Rising gas prices dampens spring break plans in Central Florida
Related: Florida truckers stand to pay hundreds more at the pump because of rising fuel costs