Gas prices rise for 8th consecutive week

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

Prices at the pump continue to trend upward, as costs rose for the eighth consecutive week.

The average price for a gallon of gas in the city has risen to $4.08, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.

Over the past month the cost of gas has jumped 17 cents.

For much of the year, drivers were paying less for gas than a year ago. But as prices have steadily risen, the cost has zoomed past what New Yorkers were paying last year when gas was $3.97 per gallon.

Nationally, the average also continues to rise. A gallon of gas nationally is $3.75, 26 cents higher than a month ago.