Hurricane Laura Impacts Pump Prices

Hurricane Laura Impacts Pump Prices

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National average and local prices see big increase 
Central New York
Western New York
April S. Engram

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.23, up four cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York State average is $2.29 – up four cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.77. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $2.24 (up two cents since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.26 (up nine cents since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.23 (up five cents since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.28 (up seven cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.33 (up three cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.24 (up seven cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.34 (up six cents since last week)

Since our last press release alert on the impact of Hurricane Laura on gas prices, the national arrive increased by four cents. This jump can be attributed to both an increase in demand and Hurricane Laura. This increase in national pump prices has reached our local areas as we see a jump in prices locally.

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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