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Gas prices rise as demand increases

Posted at 6:04 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 14:08:15-04

Gas prices are continuing to rise after breaking through a 19-month high one week ago.

The national average for unleaded gasoline is $2.41 per gallon, up two cents from last week. The price in New York is slightly higher at $2.52. Prices in Western New York are hovering at an average of $2.48 per gallon, AAA says.

According to a report from OPEC, prices are being driven up by increased demand in Asia and the United States.