Gas prices surge 19 cents per gallon

Gas prices are on the rise again, surging 19 cents per gallon in just three weeks.

The price per gallon of regular gas hit $4.23 in the Bronx at the Citgo station on the Hutchinson Expressway today. Average national prices are now $3.76 per gallon, while the average price in New York City has reached $3.99. Analysts say the unrest in the Middle East has caused a surge in prices as the rebellion in Libya halted daily exports of crude oil.

The price is still lower than the city's record high, which hit $4.41 in 2008.

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