Gas prices continue to rise as the holiday weekend comes to an end. YNN's Meredith Zaritheny caught up with people fueling up and has more on what's fueling the pain at the pump.
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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- The price of a gallon of gas in New York State climbed two cents Monday, bringing the statewide average to $3.97.
"I know it's higher than I'd like it to be," said David Currier.
And it keeps going up. According to AAA, for 32 days straight, the price of a gallon of gas has gone up more than 13 percent.
"I got gas on Thursday and it wasn't this high, so it jumped up in like three days. It's ridiculous," Nefertiti Hogg said.
With prices approaching the four dollar mark, New York has some of the highest gas prices in the country. Drivers in the Hudson Valley are shelling out anywhere from $3.89 in Middletown and Newburgh to $3.91 in Kingston.
Hogg said, "It makes me not what to go anywhere but stay home and watch movies because the cost of gas is so ridiculous."
Some of the highest gas prices are out of Poughkeepsie, where drivers are paying as much as $3.99.
"Exactly. You have to cut back on what you were normally going to spend," Hogg said.
Experts say multitude of factors are influencing higher prices at the pump, including rising crude oil prices, refineries shutting down for maintenance and higher demand going into driving season.