National Average Gas Price Increases

National Average Gas Price Increases

Local Prices Remain Mostly Flat
Elizabeth Carey
gas tank gauge on empty

Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.15, up two cents in the past week. One year ago, the price was $2.20. The New York State average is $3.19 – up one cent from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.26. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $3.16 (up two cents since last week)
  • Buffalo - $3.12 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca - $3.18 (no change since last week)
  • Rochester - $3.16 (no change since last week)
  • Rome - $3.25 (up one cent since last week)
  • Syracuse - $3.16 (no change cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $3.21 (up one cent since last week)

Gas demand is on the rise. In a recent report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted that gas demand jumped from to 10.04 million barrels per day. The estimated rate, which will likely be revised in a few months after verified data is available, is the highest weekly gas demand estimate released by EIA since 1991 and only reflects one day of the Independence Day holiday weekend. Higher demand and a 6.1-million-barrel decline in total gas stocks over the holiday last week have pushed pump prices higher. If these trends continue, while the price of crude remains above $70 per barrel, American drivers can expect gas prices to continue climbing during the busy summer driving season.

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:

AAA Gas Prices

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