The U.S. average gas price drops by a penny

The U.S. average gas price drops by a penny

No relief at local pumps
Elizabeth Carey
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Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.07, down one cent in the past week. One year ago, the price was $2.13. The New York State average is $3.13 – up two cents 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 - $3.08 (no change since last Monday)
  • Buffalo - $3.07 (up three cents since last Monday)
  • Ithaca - $3.11 (up six cents since last Monday)
  • Rochester - $3.10 (up three cents since last Monday)
  • Rome - $3.20 (up three cents since last Monday)
  • Syracuse - $3.12 (up six cents since last Monday)
  • Watertown - $3.17 (up two cents since last Monday)

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by one cent to $3.07. In its latest report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted growth in gasoline demand and stocks. The increase in total supply, even as gas demand increased, has helped to limit pump price fluctuations this week on the national level. However, local motorists aren’t seeing much relief at the pump, and rising crude oil prices could mean higher prices later this month.

As of this morning, oil prices remain over $71 per barrel. Until two weeks ago, crude prices hadn’t crossed the $70/bbl threshold since mid-October 2018. 

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.

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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