HAUPPAUGE - Since the beginning of the unrest in the Middle East, Long Islanders have been feeling the pain at the pump, and with no end in sight to the turmoil, the worst may be yet to come.

Kevin Beyer, president of the Long Island Gas Retailers Association, says problems overseas are contributing to the spike.

"Everybody is on edge and worrying what will transpire," he says. "They did have some shutdowns of refineries."

Experts say motorists shouldn't expect gas prices to drop anytime soon, but rather rise even higher.

"They are trying to squeeze us dry, it's unreal," says Leo Coniglio, of Islandia.