Gas Boycott

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

It's an effort to boycott oil companies which in turn will supposedly bring down the price at the pump.

Vermontville resident Debra Martin filled up on Tuesday and says she's not sure boycotting would do any good. Martin added, she hopes some of the crude oil will be released eventually bringing down the price.

Mark Griffin, President of the Michigan Petroleum Association and Michigan Association of Convenience Stores says high demand and low supply is once again fueling the price increase. The cost of crude oil is currently more than $40 a barrel and Griffin says not filling up for one day won't do anything to change that.

If you're looking for relief, you may want to skip the pump boycott and try a different approach. Hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular some, like the Toyota Prius, get 61 city miles to the gallon.


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