Gas prices rise for the new year

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, an attendant at a Shell gas station pumps gas for a motorist in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. Energy companies and banks led the rally on the S&P 500 in 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM)- Pay attention to the price at the pump this morning.

Drivers will pay about 78 cents more per gallon in taxes this year, that’s an 8 cent increase from 2016.

Pennsylvania has the nation’s highest gas tax with drivers spending about 70 cents per gallon in taxes last year.

PennDOT says the money will be used to fix deficient bridges and road construction.

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