‘They’re out of control’: Long Islanders frustrated with rising gas prices
It’s costing drivers more and more to fill up their car’s gas tank and there isn't a close end in sight.
Hicksville resident Angela Rudin says with three small children who need to go places, driving less because of the price of gas is not an option.
“Gas prices are crazy,” Rudin says. “They’re out of control.”
AAA Northeast spokesperson Robert Sinclair Jr. says this is the highest price for gas the regions has seen all year and it’s still getting higher.
On Long Island, the average price for a gallon of gas is up 15 cents more than it was a week ago, at $3.51 a gallon, Sinclair Jr. says.
“There’s nothing on the horizon that would indicate that prices would go down anytime soon,” Sinclair Jr. says.
He says prices are also increasing in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Sinclair Jr. says normally the price of gas goes down at this point in the year, but the price of crude oil and its availability and demand is causing the higher rates.
He says for the time being, gas prices will continue to go higher.
President Joe Biden even has said the higher gas prices are going to be here for a while, saying on Friday his best guess is they could start to come down next year.