Gas Prices See Slight Increase

Gas Prices See Slight Increase

Increasing gas demand contributes to higher pump prices
April S. Engram
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Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.89, up two cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $1.78. The New York State average is $2.92 – up three cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.19. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $2.88 (up three cents since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.86 (up four cents since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.87 (up one cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.88 (up one cent since last week)
  • Rome - $2.95 (up one cent since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.88 (up three cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.95 (no change since last week)

Last week’s demand estimate is one of the highest since March 2020. A year ago, social distancing restrictions were established that dramatically reduced gas demand. Now, the demand for fuel is in line with the typical spring driving season rates seen pre-pandemic. Continued growth in total domestic supply will likely help to keep pump prices from spiking dramatically.

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:

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