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.