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Gas prices steadily on the rise for the region

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Residents are really feeling this most recent peak at the pump.

The average for regular gas in New York right now according to Triple A is $3.86.

"It goes up and up and up and up," said Pam Morton of Albany.

"Oh it's deadly," said David Goldstock of Niskayuna.

Residents like Morton are devastated as they watch gas prices in the Capital Region spike almost overnight this week rising 15 cents for regular gas since just last week and they're feeling the pain in their pocket.

"That 21 dollars and not getting a half tank that's the toughest part," said Morton.

"To fill it up from empty to full it costs me 110 dollars. Regular gas and that will last me like three days too," said Goldstock.

Spokesperson for Stewart's Shops Tom Mailey attributes the quick rise in part to turbulence overseas, but residents I spoke with didn't care what the reason was they were just desperate to see it drop.

"Its been a whole lot of money that's what its been. I spend 99 percent of my money on gas," said Morton.

"I have to work my butt off. I work seven days a week. I'm always working seems like half my money goes to gas," said Goldstock.

"It's killing me. I live here. I work out in Johnstown. Twenty dollars a day. Rather be spending it on food," said Rick Sigley of Niskayuna.

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