Gas prices in Westchester expected to soar by the start of the new year

A new law that goes into effect January 1 is expected to increase the price of gas.

The reason for the increase in price has to do with the additive MTBE, which is currently in all gas. The additive was supposed to help keep the air we breathe clean, but instead scientists found that it pollutes the water.

So, come January, a new law banning the use of MTBE goes into effect and that may send prices up by about 40 cents. Industry officials say since they will have to change their production methods, the prices will have to increase.

The increase in the price of gas is only going to affect New York and Connecticut, but not New Jersey so you may want to take a road trip to fill up.

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