Gas Prices In New York and New Jersey Skyrocket After Sandy
People are waiting in long lines, to spend more than usual.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, people have been waiting in long lines and even pulling guns on each other at gas stations in the areas affected. Now they have something else to be mad about, the prices.
Fox News reports:
Prices are currently heading in the other direction in New York, where they rose by an average of 3.4 cents per gallon statewide during the past week, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report. Gas prices added 9.4 cents per gallon in New York City. In New Jersey, AAA said a gallon of gas increased by an average of 6.8 cents during the past week and 11.2 cents in Newark.
This is in contrast to gas prices actually dropping throughout the rest of the country.
The U.S. government blames the price hike on 300,000 barrels per day of fuel production getting cut off from the area because of the Hurricane.