Gas Prices Spike


Gas prices in the North Country are on the rise again. In some areas, a gallon of unleaded went up eight cents between Friday and Saturday.

For the people we talked to about filling up, the often-tagged "pain at the pump" is becoming routine.

"Almost twice a week at this point. I'm a landscape contractor and we also have several vehicles that we spend probably anywhere from $500 to $800 dollars a week just in gasoline," said Peter Burns, Burns Landscaping.

"It makes it hard to travel, it makes it. I want to travel less often because of the prices," said Andy McCutcheon, who was traveling through the North Country.

But as we all know from Economics 101, gasoline is a commodity, and a relatively mild spike in price probably won't change many routines.

"Just have to kind of keep rolling, you know, unfortunately. I guess we don't pay as much attention to it as we should," said Burns.

The folks at do pay attention though. And according to them, parts of the North Country are anywhere from 10 to 20 cents above the national average of $3.60.

"It's ridiculous and I don't think it's needed. Somebody is making a lot of money. I don't know who. It's a crime," said McCutcheon.

All the more reason to always make sure you get your money's worth when filling up and jiggle those last few drops into your car's insatiable gas tank.
Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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