Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Consumers See Gas Prices Rise

People buying gas in Solvay, Camillus, and Syracuse all have one thing in common. They are all seeing gas prices rise. According to AAA, gas prices are up six cents in the last month from $2.79 to $2.85. The New York State average, however, is a whopping $2.99. Drives in Syracuse are seeing a lot of that lately, but the prices aren't stopping them from driving.

"I mean, it is the way it is," said Jim Battista, buying gas at the Lakeland Minimart near the State Fairgrounds. "I have no choice so I just pay it".

Drivers say they are not thrilled with the gas prices going up, but there is little they can do about it. They still need to get around.

"They say it's not about supply and demand," said Kevin O'Donnell filling up his tank at Sunoco on East Genesee. "They say we're just driving more".

Most drivers say they won't change their driving habits, and are just hoping gas prices will eventually peak and begin to go down.

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