Gas Prices Stabilize

Gas Prices Stabilize

Prices expected to remain over $3 per gallon
Elizabeth Carey
pumping gas into car

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.16, down one cent in the past week. One year ago, the price was $2.18. The New York State average is $3.19 – down one cent from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.27. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $3.17 (no change since last week)
  • Buffalo - $3.13 (up one cent since last week)
  • Ithaca - $3.17 (no change since last week)
  • Rochester - $3.16 (no change since last week)
  • Rome - $3.24 (down one cent since last week)
  • Syracuse - $3.16 (no change since last week)
  • Watertown - $3.21 (down one cent since last week)

The national average price for gasoline dropped from $3.17 a week ago to $3.156 (rounded up to $3.16) today. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that gas demand continues to increase, but only slightly. Additionally, total domestic gas stocks saw a slight decline. These trends have helped to stabilize price increases; however, crude oil prices have fluctuated in the past week over market concerns regarding the COVID-19 delta variant, and if they stay less expensive, it could mean cheaper prices ahead. Though, AAA expects the national average to remain above $3 per gallon throughout the summer.

Motorists can benefit from comparing pump prices before filling up with the AAA Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, and Android - a convenient option to find the lowest gas prices in a given area. Plus, the app is the quickest way to request roadside assistance, map a route, find discounts, or book a hotel. 

AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. AAA members can save on gas by joining the Fuel Rewards at Shell program. Save 30 cents per gallon on your first fill-up at Shell when you join between July 1 and August 31, 2021. Join now at

Motorists can also locate gas prices across the country and stay up-to-date on the latest news and fuel-saving tips at:

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