Gas prices increase across LI for 8th straight week

Gas prices have gone up across Long Island for the last eight straight weeks. Officials say the prices for gas are at a record high

SMITHTOWN - Gas prices have gone up across Long Island for the last eight straight weeks. Officials say the prices for gas are at a record high for this time of year.

News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton was at a Smithtown Mobil station on Jericho Turnpike where a gallon of regular gas is $3.89 a gallon.

However, drivers are finding out that if they use a credit card at the pump, the price is increased by a $1.00.

Prices remain about 30 cents higher than a month ago. The price is close to the all time high of $4.11 for a gallon.

News 12 Long Island spoke to some drivers who say when they realized it would cost them more to use a credit card, they decided to go to another station.

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