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Continued: How to save a buck as gas prices soar

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 16, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Schweich said rent, gas and food are her top expenses on a student’s budget. And while she’s grateful her old Geo Metro gets about 33 miles per gallon, Schweich said she just hopes it can hold out through the summer — and that she can afford to keep filling it.

On Wednesday, she decided to not fill it up because of the record prices.


Staff writer Joy Powell contributed to this report.

John Ewoldt • 612-673-7633


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  • Loraine Schweich, who commutes from Faribault to St. Paul in her Geo Metro, bought gas Wednesday at a SuperAmerica station in St. Paul. She didn’t fill it up.

  • Statewide, the price of regular unleaded is averaging $3.99 a gallon, according to AAA.

  • Thsese Gas prices in the Twin cities have exceeded the $4 per gallon mark.

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