New York running on Fumes: Gas prices in New York will be getting expensive, starting today

Gas prices in the Tri-State area are well above the national average, but New York drivers will get a little relief

The national average is now up to $4.67 a gallon, In New York, the average is up to $4.93 a gallon

Today the state's 16 cent per gallon gas tax is suspended through the end of the year - and some New York counties

The state is temporarily dropping its share of the sales tax on gas, a not very noticeable boost to wallets

It’s a discount of about 3%, running from June 1 to Dec. 31 — then the tax comes back

The tax-free period just cover the summer vacation period, when people tend to hit the road and travel more

Starting Wednesday, the state's gas tax will be suspended, meaning drivers can expect to save 16 cents per gallon