As gasoline costs reached document highs around the nation, one gasoline station proprietor in Massachusetts emptied his tanks in protest.
“It’s onerous sufficient for other people to position groceries on their table after running in a manufacturing facility or anyplace else the place they paintings 30-40 hours per week and no longer have the ability to replenish their automobile and get to paintings. I don’t wish to be part of it,” Reynold Gladoux, proprietor of a Mobil gasoline station in central Massachusetts, advised Western Mass Information this week.
Fuel costs in Massachusetts hit a document prime of $5,028 a gallon on Thursday, in step with the AAA Car Membership.
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The cost of oil soared around the globe after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the following embargo on Russian power.
Some lawmakers have accused the Biden management of briefly postponing new federal oil rentals, blocking off the Keystone XL pipeline, and failing to factor the essential lets in to release further manufacturing from current offshore federal oil and gasoline rentals.
In the meantime, Gladu accused the oil and gasoline firms of inflating costs.
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“There’s no excuse that it’s the similar gasoline that was once within the floor that they’re simply making more money off of,” Gladu advised Western Mass Information.
“I can proceed to control what belongs to me, no longer Mobil, however to me individually, and if other people wish to carrier their automobiles, I can be at liberty to take action.”
ExxonMobil didn’t in an instant reply to a request for remark.