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In Manhattan, Gas Reaches $5 a Gallon

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$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.

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