Average price for gas soars to $3.72 a gallon on Long Island

WOODBURY - The fighting in Libya has pushed gas prices up 32 cents to an average of $3.73 a gallon on Long Island.

The national average for a gallon of regular gas soared to $3.50. The hike has President Barack Obama considering tapping into the nation's 700 million barrels stored in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to stabilize prices, according to the White House.

Long Island drivers say they've had enough and are doing anything they can to save money. Ron DeVivo, of Dix Hills, says it took $70 to fill up his tank today after paying $3.99 per gallon in cash.

The reserve has only been tapped into two times since it was created during the Arab Oil Embargo in the early 1970s.

Gas prices rising as unrest hits parts of the Middle East

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