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Why is gas more expensive in the North Country?

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The price of gas is a common complaint in the North Country. And a big part of this complaint is that gas prices go up as you go north. There are exceptions, of course, but the theory that gas costs more in northern New York is corroborated by a drive through the region - or even surfing the many web sites devoted to finding the cheapest price per gallon. According to Motor Trend.com, gas costs less in Glens Falls than in Plattsburgh. It's less in Syracuse than Watertown. And some of the highest prices at the pump are in St Lawrence and Franklin Counties. Jonathan Brown tried to find out why.

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