Monday, June 1, 2009

Gas Prices on the rise…Who Cares?

By NCC News Reporter: Chris Almonte

Syracuse, NY--The cost at the pump has considerably increased since the weather has turned to sunshine here in Central New York.

Over the last month, CNY residents have seen a spike of 40 cents more per gallon on their gasoline.

Last year the cost per gallon rose above $4.00 in our region. As it stands today, the cost per gallon is a dollar and half less then it was last summer. People at the pump don’t seem too worried though about the recent jump at the pump.

“They are going to do whatever they have to do to manipulate the prices however they want,"
said said one man as he pumped gas at the Mobil Station off Nottingham Road.
"You need gas to drive around so it doesn’t bother me that much. I just try not to think about it.”

As prices at the pump rise the cost per barrel is at an all time high for the year. Today a barrel cost $68. Still though, this is a far cry from last year when a barrel was as high as $160 on the market.

Tracey Reddick believes the spike in prices may even be a good thing.

“I’m from Europe and as far as I’m concerned gas prices should be high so people don’t drive as much.”

The cheapest cost per gallon as of today is $2.49 at the Kwik Fill on Fly and Kirkville Road.

To find the cost per gallon of gas near you visit:
http://www.syracusegasprices.com/


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