WATERTOWN — The “Gas Tax Holiday” ended New Year’s Day and gas prices have risen across the north country compared to what they were just a week ago.

The gas tax holiday temporarily suspended both the 8-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax as well as an 8-cent-per-gallon sales tax on gas.

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Vehicles line up at each pump earlier this month at the Valero station in Watertown. Jonathon Wheeler/Watertown Daily Times

Gas tax holiday ends, raising NNY gas prices

Gas prices seen at Valero in Watertown on Friday afternoon. Jonathon Wheeler/Watertown Daily Times

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Everybody think business selling the gas is making big$$, look at what you pay in just federal and state taxes. There the ones raking in the big$$, not the station.

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