Central New York drivers are continuing to see higher prices when it comes time to fill up their vehicles.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants action to ease rising gas prices. The New York Democrat believes President Biden should tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help lower gas prices heading into the holiday season. Schumer admits it would only be a temporary solution. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has said Biden is considering tapping the reserve and he's also looking at other ways to ease the pain at the pump.
Gas prices are about one dollar and 30 cents higher nationally from this time last year. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is now $3.51. That's up one cent from last week and is 16 cents more than this time last month.
The state average is sitting at $3.56 a gallon while nationally it's $3.41.