A push for lower prices at the pump by Senator Charles Schumer

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Senator Charles Schumer is demanding relief for the holiday season.

He’s calling to tap into the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to help ease prices at the pump.

According to AAA, the national gas price average is $3.41, that’s more than a dollar up from a year ago when the average sat at $2.12 a gallon.

Schumer hopes by tapping into some of the 600 million barrels on reserve, it will ease the price at the pump ahead of holiday travel.

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