LI residents brace for another gas price spike

Gas prices are on the rise once again, and some Long Island residents say they?ve had enough. Experts say a refinery explosion and pipeline fire in Texas, along with record prices for crude oil, are

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2008, 12:51 AM

Updated 5,992 days ago

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Gas prices are on the rise once again, and some Long Island residents say they?ve had enough.
Experts say a refinery explosion and pipeline fire in Texas, along with record prices for crude oil, are fueling the higher prices. Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association (LIGRA) Executive Director Kathryn Odessa says relations between OPEC countries also influences prices.
Odessa says motorists could see prices go up 10 to 15 cents on average in the next couple of weeks.
Though prices have gone down in the past few weeks, residents say increases are still unwelcome. Working mom Michelle Wester-Spano, of Dix Hills, says she refuses to spend more than $50 a week on gas. "We just have to think twice before we go shopping or strolling and gallivanting,? she says.


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