ARMONK, N . Y. - Its tough for anyone to convince themselves that four dollars per gallon of gas is cheap. Compare that to gas prices in Armonk, though, and four dollars doesnt seem so bad.
With gas prices hovering around $4.50 per gallon at both the Shell and Sunoco stations on Main Street, Armonk resident Paul Harkins has made it a point to avoid paying too much at the pump.
Its high because you can literally drive to Pleasantville which is a mile and a half from here and youre paying about $4.04, said Harkins. Pleasantville is close enough so while people do their shopping or something there, theyll fill up.
Currently, the average cost of gas per gallon in New York is $4.02 for regular. According to MotorTrend.com the lowest gas price in Pleasantville Friday was $4.01 at a Shell station on Manville Road.
Harkins, who is the owner of landscape design company Dream Gardens, doesnt think the high prices have anything to do with Armonks wealth but rather that the stations are situated right off Interstate 684.
My opinion for the high prices is because its right off 684 and when people are traveling they have to get gas, Said Harkins. You just pull off the exit, the stations are right there and if you need gas youre going to pay the price.
Harkins says the prices, which have been high for some time now, dont show any signs of decreasing.
As long as gas prices stay around four dollars Armonks will probably stay right around $4.50, said Harkins.
Harkins says friends that live in Armonk, more often than not, will leave town to fill-up. Unless the stations in town decide to compete with prices in nearby towns.
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