Gas Prices In The Bay Area Essay

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Gas Prices In The Bay Area

A main source of transportation is the car. People use cars to get around instead of
catching public transportation. Even though public transportation like, A.C. Transit and
BART, can be very convenient and sometimes cheap. The main problem about having a car is
you have to pay for your gas for your own car. Right now gas prices are tremendously high
right now in the Bay Area. If gas prices are not lowered back down to $1.05 in the Bay
Area, people will start taking BART and AC. Transit, and any other sources of
transportation more often.

For a while things were going great until a problem hit Bay Area cities like Oakland, San
Francisco, Richmond, and so on. Factories were shutting down like Tosco and Chevron
because of difficulties and disasters occurred. At the Chevron refinery in Richmond,
something blew up causing many people in the area to get sick, people being injured on the
job site, and some people losing their lives while at work. There has got to be ways to
stop these problems but it seems like companies are not trying to fix them right away. The
same thing happened at the Tosco refinery previously to the Chevron accident. Tosco blew
up and polluted the air and got people sick and killed another man.

People having to suffer from the careless mistakes and the improper procedures taken by
the people who run the refineries. Not only are we devastated by what's happening at the
refineries but we, as drivers, are devastated by the prices that we have to pay just for
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