Often shortened to gas
. The oil
-based substance on which most vehicles
run and have run since 1900. Unfortunately, gasoline is polluting
and expels harmful chemicals
when burned such as carbon monoxide
, carbon dioxide
, and ozone
. While many consider gas prices
to be high, note that bottled water
costs way more than gasoline ever did, and nobody complains about its price. Although harmful in the short run, high gas prices will lead to a reduction in environment
ally unfriendly SUVs and a shift to fuel-efficient
or alternatively fueled cars
(note, however, that high gas prices can be difficult or impossible to cope with during the current recession).
Many people fill their tanks with gasoline during their commute.