Drivers in the Hudson Valley and across New York will likely start seeing the highest gas prices in about seven years.

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The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New York is now $3.02, according to Triple-A. That's up over 6 cents in the past week and 12 cents more than New Yorkers paid one month of a go.

One year ago, Empire State residents paid $2.15 for a gallon of regular gas, Triple-A reports.

The national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.99, an increase of three cents would make the national average the most expensive since November 2014.

Triple-A believes the price of gas will "likely climb higher" due to a major pipeline shutdown.

Over the weekend, the Colonial Pipeline announced they were the victim of a cybersecurity attack and, as a precaution, shut down the pipeline, which runs from Texas to New York Harbor. Colonial Pipeline delivers approximately 45 percent of all fuel to the East Coast, according to Triple-A.

Some lines have reopened, but there is no word of when the mainline, including the gasoline line, will be operational.

The current average price of gas in Dutchess-Putnam County is $3.03, Triple-A reports, up from $2.99 last week and up from $2.94 a month ago. The average price of a gallon of regular gas one year ago was $2.24, according to Triple-A.

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The current average price of gas in Kingston is $2.94, Triple-A reports, up from $2.88 last week and up from $2.83 a month ago. In the White Plains area, the current average price of gas is $3.12 up from $3.05 last week. Last year the average price of gas was $2.31.

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