Gas Prices Remain Flat

Gas Prices Remain Flat

Demand is up while supplies tighten
Elizabeth Carey
gas refinery

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.87, up one cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $1.82. The New York State average is $2.89 – no change from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.23. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $2.85 (up one cent since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.82 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.86 (down one cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.87 (no change since last week)
  • Rome - $2.94 (up one cent since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.85 (no change since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.95 (no change since last week)

The national average gas price is now $2.87 – up $1.05 from last year when most of the country was on lockdown. Current demand has tapered since Easter vacations are complete. Demand will likely increase as more communities open and students head back to in-person learning. Gasoline stocks recovered with an increase last week keeping gas prices flat. Typically gas prices reach their highest level of the year as Memorial Day approaches.

Motorists can benefit from comparing pump prices before filling up with the AAA Mobile App - a convenient option to find the lowest gas prices in a given area. Plus, the app is the quickest way to request roadside assistance. Learn more at

AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. Motorists can always find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance.

Locate gas prices across the country at:

AAA Gas Prices

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