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Gas Prices On The Rise For Tri-State

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — When it comes to gas prices, what goes up isn’t supposed to be going up.

The price at the pump has jumped about 20 cents in the Tri-State Area the past three weeks, with New York topping the $3 mark for the first time since May.

Normally at this time of year the cost drops because the summer travel season is over.

Analysts blame a number of factors, including a weak dollar which pushes up crude oil prices.

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