Record gas prices are depleting Brooklyn residents? wallets

Brooklyn residents say they are pinching pennies with gas prices hitting record highs.

It is said everything in New York is more expensive and gas is no exception. According to AAA, the average petroleum price for the Mid Atlantic region is $2.40 per gallon. AAA says currently the average cost of gas in New York and its boroughs is $2.61 per gallon, up 61 cents from a year ago.

Brooklyn gas station owners can legally raise their prices up to three times per day depending on the market. One owner anticipates gas prices could hit $3 during the oncoming weeks.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."