City gas prices near $4

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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he will take action three Queens gas stations for price gouging after Sandy.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he will take action three Queens gas stations for price gouging after Sandy.

Gas prices throughout New York City are approaching $4 for the first time since May.

The average New York City price at the pump has risen to $3.96, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, six cents higher than a week ago.

Gas prices fell below $4 at the end of May and have remained there ever since, but over the past month the cost has jumped 23 cents.

New Yorkers are still paying less than they were last year when residents were dishing out $4.10 for a gallon of gas.

Nationally, the average is rising too. A gallon of gas across the country averages $3.62, 13 cents higher than a week ago.