New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN,Associated Press
BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline.
With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want leaders in Washington to do something about it. A gallon of regular unleaded is averaging $3.71 in New Mexico, and it's higher in rural areas.
Families are reconsidering summer trips, and some businesses plan to charge customers for mileage because they can no longer absorb the prices.