Gas hits $5 a gallon in New York City

- With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan.

Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station.  A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell's Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon.  That's well above the current average for the five boroughs.  AAA says the average in New York City is $3.18 a gallon.

Across the river in New Jersey, the statewide average is $3.  The price gap has shrunk between New York and New Jersey after a huge gas tax increase was enacted in the Garden State during the Christie administration.

AAA says the national average for regular gas is $2.93.  That's up 12-cents in the past two weeks.

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