In Manhattan, Gas Reaches $5 a Gallon

Price at Hell's Kitchen station is way higher than the national average, however
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2018 1:49 PM CDT
In this May 2, 2017, photo a driver fills his tank up at a Chevron gas station in Miami.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – $5 gas? It was a reality at at least one station in the US on Tuesday, specifically at a Mobil station in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, reports Fox5NY. Technically, the price hit $4.999. That's higher than the $3.18 average in New York City overall, according to AAA, while nationally the average has risen in recent days to $2.932, reports the Hill. That's up 12 cents over the last two weeks, per Newsweek, and the average price was expected to tick up to $2.95 for the Memorial Day weekend, the highest since the holiday's $3.65 average in 2014. Prices are up in every state for the second straight week, and a Gas Buddy survey suggests significantly fewer Americans will be making road trips this summer as a result. (Read more gas prices stories.)

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