When you look at the signage at a gas station, you will note that there is a substantial difference.
Aside from that, if you’ve overindulged, you’ve most likely been conscious of it as well. The AAA Northeast reported that the average price of gasoline in Massachusetts reached a new high of $4.16 per gallon, breaking the previous record of $4.09 per gallon set in July 2008.
The growth in demand is causing anxiety among local transportation service providers. Because Jamille Ritherford owns a thriving business, it makes little difference to her whether or not the price of gasoline rises in the future. “I’m still in charge of the day-to-day operations of my company.”
Rutherford works as the operations manager for Safeway Luxury Transportation, a firm that he helped to start. In the months previous to the outbreak, he said that they were moving up to 100 patients each day on an average basis. Because of increased fuel prices, they’ve decreased their staff to around 50 people.
The response from Rutherford was, “You know, you know, we’re getting back into our new normal.” I had no way of knowing that the price of gasoline would double or triple in the next six weeks when I established that new normal,” says the author.
According to the American Automobile Association, the increase is due to concerns about the supply chain as Russia continues its invasion in Ukrainian territory.
As a result, Joey’s Limousine Service in Worcester claims that they have been forced to change their rates for the first time in the company’s history as a result of the rulings.
Owner Jonathan Nozzolillo states that “there is going to be an additional expense, whatever that might be.” As a result, a $5 or $10 surcharge will be added to everyone’s bill, according to the restaurant’s general manager.
It is the concern of Nozzolillo’s company that this will have a negative impact on its profitability.
Nozzolillo remarked that “additionally, the accumulation of a buck here and a dollar there over time” adds up. I know you go to the airport several times a day and several times a week, but I’m just saying.” For us, this is especially true,” you know, because we travel to and from the airport many times a day, several times a week.”
Rutherford, like the rest of his 25-person crew, is beset by identical fears and trepidation.
For the past few days, Rutherford has received text messages and phone calls from members of his employees who have inquired as to how the situation affects them. “Do you think we’ll be working next week?” one of the employees said of the other. That is my response to them: “Yes, you will continue with your work,” I say. Regardless of the method used to achieve our goal, the team will come up with an effective solution.”
Rutherford claims to be keeping track of the price of gas on a daily basis. So all that remains now is to wait and see how much the increase in gasoline prices would have an impact on their profit margins.