Record gas prices affect wallets, but travel remains high

Stow’s Lily Parker was rocking as gas prices soared.

Its 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI takes diesel gas, which has been more expensive than regular and premium gasoline as drivers continue to contend with high fuel prices.

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Bought the used car two and a half years ago because the fuel mileage is good. She said they average about 33 miles per gallon.

“It usually takes about two weeks to go through (a tank), but when I bought it, the diesel was $2.99,” Parker said.

A gallon of diesel is now about $6, Parker said, noting that a gas station near her apartment was $5.59 a gallon on Tuesday.

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