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Gas Prices Jump 30 Cents in One Month

Gas Prices Jump 30 Cents in One Month

According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of gas has jumped more than 30 cents in the past month.  The national price for a gallon of gas is around $3.67, and in New York, about $3.87.  In Pennsylvania, it's a little lower at $3.66.

Energy analysts say a refinery fire in California, a pipeline leak in the upper Midwest, and increased crude oil prices are reasons behind the increase.  Lots of Americans are taking end of the summer vacations, so some analysts predict prices could drop after the Labor Day holiday.

Some local drivers say it's a real setback to pay more money for gas, but others say it's not impacting them.

Prices aren't expected to climb as high as they did in April, when ten states passed $4 a gallon and the U.S. average topped out at $3.94 cents.