NEW YORK CITY (FOX5NY) – With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan.
Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station. A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon. That’s well above the current average for the five boroughs. AAA says the average in New York City is $3.18 a gallon.
Across the river in New Jersey, the statewide average is $3. The price gap has shrunk between New York and New Jersey after a huge gas tax increase was enacted in the Garden State during the Christie administration.
AAA says the national average for regular gas is $2.93. That’s up 12-cents in the past two weeks.