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Gas Prices Up, Drivers Changing Habits

Gas Prices Impacting Drivers

SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) --  According to GasBuddy.com, the average gallon of gas in New York state is up two cents this week, at $3.94.  The national average is up as well, but it's coming in around $3.73.

Some drivers we spoke with say they've started walk to work, take fewer errands or just set aside more money to pay for higher gas prices.

"It's basically like my entire paycheck is going to straight to gas so that I can get back and forth to college," says Matthew Bean of Horseheads.

"My mom just put in $40 and it didn't even give her half a tank," says Carlyn Nash.  "It's really going up and it's really affecting pretty much everyone around here."

"Hopefully it's something that will steady and level off and hopefully go back down," comments David Acuto, another driver.

Energy analysts say refinery outages, oil production losses and gasoline supply issues could all impacting pump prices.  Some are worried Tropical Storm Issac could also temporarily drive up prices.