$100 gas station trips are a reality for big car owners
Maryann Vierra likes big cars and trucks, and until now, she’s been willing to pay the price at the pump.
But her visit to the gas station on Friday made the Norwell resident question the need for her massive Dodge Ram Hemi pickup truck. For the first time, filling up cost her more than $100.
Breaking the $100 barrier – she paid $106 – has Vierra considering a more economical ride.
“The cars I like are all gas guzzlers, (but) I might finally get something smaller,” she said after filling up at the Mobil station on Main Street in Weymouth.
George Jreige, owner of the station, said he sees about 25 customers per day pay more than $100 for fuel.
Gas prices have climbed so high that many drivers can’t pay for an entire purchase with one swipe of a credit card. Because most card companies limit a gas-pump purchase to $75, drivers like Vierra have to swipe twice, he said.
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