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A university in Tennessee decided that every Friday its students and workers have remote activities to ease your gas bills.
It is the Southwest Tennessee Community College, which from May 27 began to implement a program that they called ‘remote Fridays’, as a measure to combat the high costs of gasoline.
“The well-being of our students and employees is a top priority at Southwest Tennessee Community College,” a university spokesperson told Campus Reform, in a report published by Fox Business.
In recent months, the cost of gasoline throughout the United States and currently has a national average price of $4.71 for every gallon of regular gasoline, according to AAA.
In Tennessee, the price of a gallon of gasoline is $4.35 for every gallon of regular gasoline. This price remains below the national average price.
Although Tennessee is far from the $6.21 average paid in California, Southwest Tennessee Community College decided to give relief one day a week to your community to avoid having to use their cars and spend on fuel.
The measure began at the end of last May and It will be valid until August 27 nextaccording to information from the authorities of this university.
“When gas prices started to rise, we know that students and employees would be significantly affected“, the university spokesman abounded.
In recent weeks, gasoline prices have skyrocketed across the country and are now above the $4 dollar ceiling in all states.
The rise in international oil prices and lUncertainty caused by Russia’s military invasion of Ukrainehave kept prices sky high for consumers.
This rise has also caused inflation to rise month after month. Last April, inflation reached 8.3%, one of the worst levels in the last four decades.
The federal government has sought to curb the rise in gasoline prices by selling millions of barrels from the country’s strategic reserve; however, these measures have not given the results expected by the authorities.
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