Gas prices surge past $4

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Long lines are forming throughout the city as residents try to fill up their tanks.File photo
Long lines are forming throughout the city as residents try to fill up their tanks.

Prices at the pump have surged past $4 in New York City for the first time since May.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the city has risen to $4.03, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, seven cents higher than a week ago.

Over the past month the cost of gas has jumped 26 cents. Gas prices fell below $4 at the end of May and had remained there for two and a half months.

Nationally, the average is rising too. A gallon of gas nationally is $3.70, 31 cents higher than a month ago.