California vacationers stopping by America’s most expensive gas station reacted to the hovering costs and extra common inflation gripping U.S. consumers.

“A little insane, right?” one man touring by the use of Mendocino, a small coastal metropolis in northern California with fairly views, urged Fox News.

Another man agreed.

“It’s a problem,” he stated. “The price of everything is going up.”


Schlafer’s Auto Body & Repair, the solely gas station in Mendocino, charged $6.74 a gallon — the highest in the nation — at the time of Fox News’ interviews. The widespread price for gas in California is $4.39, over a greenback bigger than this time final 12 months, and the nationwide widespread is $3.20.

One of two employees who works at the nearly 100-year-old impartial station, Joe, urged Fox News the station has to worth excessive costs.

“Our volume is very low,” he stated. The worker urged Fox News the station has to buy a $35,000 load in 10 days.

“If we’re paying $4 a gallon for gas, if it’s not marked up, we’re not going to be able to pay for that,” he stated.

Nationally, costs have climbed 5.3% over the earlier 12 months and 0.3% in August, in accordance to the most latest Consumer Price Index Summary. Gas costs rose 2.8% and meals costs rose 0.4%.

“It’s tough, it’s hard for people,” one lady urged Fox News. “It’s hard for the elderly to afford.”

Her good pal, who lives in an RV collectively collectively along with her husband, stated: “We’re on a fixed income so we don’t have money to spend like this.”

Bill Kemper has been coming to Mendocino for years.

“It’s crazy, it’s terrible, it’s not necessary,” he urged Fox News.

“I’m retired myself so I live on a fixed income. So these things matter to me and my generation,” Kemper continued. “I worked hard like everybody else in my situation did to be able to retire, but if prices keep escalating like it is, it’s going to make it very difficult for everybody in California and in the country as well.”

“It’s a little much,” one dad or mum urged Fox News. “We have kids in their 20s. It’s hard for them to go to the grocery store.”

Another lady stated: “It’s so much harder to get from place to place. I spend most of my money on gas these days. Gas and food.”

Some felt President Biden was to blame.

Biden is “spending money, as we used to say when I was in the military, like a drunken sailor,” Kemper urged Fox News. “It doesn’t matter how much he spends, he just prints more money, and taxes more of it, which of course causes inflation to go up.”

The RVer urged Fox News: “It’s because of Biden. I’m not a political person, but he’s kind of messed things up.”

Others felt shopper habits had been the drawback.

“I think we just need to shift away from oil and get more sustainable automobiles or do a lot more bicycling,” one lady urged Fox News.