AAA: Gas prices up with more summer road trips

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 July 2024 at 11:05 am

Orleans highest in WNY at $3.67 a gallon

The average price for a gallon of gas has increased in the state and country, AAA reported on Monday.

The average statewide is at $3.62 for regular unleaded, uo 3 cents in a week. The price a year ago was $3.68. Nationally, the average price is $3.51, up 2 cents ina  week. The price was $3.54 a year ago, AAA reported.

“Gas prices are up across the state as summer road trip season heats up,” AAA stated in a news release. “AAA predicted that 70.9 million travelers would head 50 miles or more from home over the Independence Day holiday travel period.

“While pump prices are up, oil prices remain steady from last week ranging from $82 to $86 per barrel. Diesel prices are relatively steady. The national average price for diesel is $3.85, up five cents from last Monday. The New York average is $4.25, no change from last Monday.”

Orleans County has the highest average price for regular unleaded among WNY counties, according to AAA. Here are the averages today around WNY:

  • Orleans, $3.671
  • Genesee, $3.572
  • Livingston, $3.635
  • Wyoming, $3.630
  • Monroe, $3.637
  • Niagara, $3.528
  • Erie, $3.639
  • Chautauqua, $3.608
  • Cattaraugus, $3.507
  • Allegany, $3.592