GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The $4.29 most West Michigan stations started charging for gas Wednesday brings the total per gallon increase to $0.50 since Saturday.
The price jumped to $4.15 over the weekend. There was another 15 cent spike Thursday.
And drivers were feeling gas pains at the pump.
"How does it change so rapidly," wondered Demetrius Williams. "It's outrageous."
Reactions ranged from shocked and stunned to worried and angry. "The change in gas prices makes it almost impossible to go anywhere," complained Everette Deboer.
"It's ridiculous," adds Marivel. "It affects everybody. But what do you do? You have to use your vehicle. I guess I could take the bus."
At the current average price of $4.28 per gallon, Grand Rapids has the fifth highest gas prices in the United States. Chicago is number one.
"Gas is something we need," points out Demetrius Williams. "It shouldn't get to almost $5 for a gallon. I just don't understand it."