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Drivers Feeling The Pinch As Gas Prices Rise

May 22, 2018 - 8:44 am
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MONTVALE, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- The days of cheap gasoline are fading in the rear view mirror.

According to AAA, gas prices jumped 12 cents over the past two weeks, bringing the national average to $2.93 – the highest price point going into the Memorial Day weekend since 2014. 

But some drivers across the Tri-State area have been paying $3 or more. At one gas station on Manhattan's West Side the price was $5 per gallon.

At a gas station in Montvale, where the price was $3.09, Ari told 1010 WINS' John Montone his screaming yellow Dodge Charger Daytona with the 6.4 liter V8 engine is drinking him dry.

"That's $40 a day, every day. Fill up and empty every day," Ari said.

Ari says if gas prices keep going up, he'll keep his baby parked this summer.

And Mike is also feeling the pinch.

"It's making the commute a little tougher nowadays. It's going up everyday it seems like. IT puts a squeeze on the everyday blue collar guy," Mike said. 

But one woman said gas prices won't keep her from going out.

"I'll definitely be at the beach," she said.