Pain At The Pump
New York area drivers are paying the highest gas prices in the country, and most of them would like to know why they are feeling so much pain at the pump and if there is an end in sight.
The rising price of gas has many drivers looking for any way to save. CBS 2′s consumer reporter Asa Aarons found several programs that can help save as much as $2 per gallon.
“You want to go to movies, you want to go to dinner, you can’t do any of it because you’re worried about how you have to fill up your tank to get to work and back,” said John Decrescenzo of Brentwood.
Despite the recent ups and downs of the stock market that, economists say, could continue through the fall, there are some good news for consumers.
Saying consumers can’t keep paying what they have been paying at the pump, Rep. Eliot Engel was pushing a bill that would establish an open fuel standard.
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.