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Gas prices soar amid summer travel boom

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Gas prices in New York State have surged by nearly 10 cents in the past week, standing at an average of $3.90 per gallon as of now.

This increase, reportedly driven by a high demand for travel this summer, has left motorists facing steep prices at the pump. Despite this uptick, the current average still remains below last summer’s peak of $4.51 per gallon.

Valerie Puma, a communication specialist with AAA, cited heightened demand for road trips and rising crude oil prices as primary factors behind the surge.

Despite the increase, the AAA reports that people are continuing to travel. They anticipate a reduction in gas prices over the next few weeks.