PUMP PATROL: Embargo on Russian oil driving up gas prices in NYC

President Joe Biden's ban on import of Russian oil into the United States in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine is driving up prices.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2022, 4:02 AM

Updated 827 days ago

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News 12's Julio Avila is out on Pump Patrol, taking a look at the rising gas prices across the Bronx.
At the Shell gas station on Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue, a gallon of regular is at $4.35 as of Tuesday evening.
President Joe Biden's ban on import of Russian oil into the United States in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine is driving up prices.
Biden announced the embargo Tuesday, and called the move a "powerful blow" to Russia and was something Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenski pushed for.
Even Gov. Kathy Hochul said this is going to send a message to Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular gas went up 10 cents from Monday now to $4.17.
In the city, the price is now soaring above the national average at around $4.40 a gallon.


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