El Estoque

Teens numb to gas price increases

Although the shutdown of the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA means that gas prices will be driven up, teens are so used to prices increasing that they don't notice the financial, much less environmental, impact. Illustration by Shuyi Qi.

Shuyi Qi

August 23, 2012

These past few weeks have been a fiasco with shootings at Aurora, Colo. and a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. And just recently, on Aug. 6, an explosion at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California forced employees to evacuate. The question is, what's going to happen now? Namely, what will happen to gas prices? After the explosion, the average price of ...