Average gas price for regular unleaded now below $4 in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 September 2022 at 8:45 am

Price drops from $4.14 to $3.99 in past week in Orleans

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now below $4 in Orleans County. The price came down in the past week from $4.141 to today’s $3.987, according to AAA.

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.68, down 4 cents from one week ago. It was $3.19 a year ago. The New York State average is $3.78, down 11 cents since last Monday, AAA reported.. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.

“Gas prices in every region of Western and Central New York have dropped below the $4 mark offering some relief to drivers,” AAA said. “The decline in prices comes as demand for gasoline decreases. However, fluctuating oil prices could put the brakes on gas discounts. As of September 12, oil prices range from $84 to $90 per barrel. If oil prices begin to rise, pump prices would likely follow.”

In New York, the average price for regular unleaded is $3.780 today, compared to $3.889 a week ago, $4.279 a month ago and $3.282 a year ago. The diesel price is at $5.128 today, compared to $5.207 a week ago, $5.442 a month ago and $3.391 a year ago.

Here are the prices among Western New York counties (Orleans is the highest):

  • Orleans, $3.987
  • Genesee, $3.917
  • Wyoming, $3.975
  • Livingston, $3.939
  • Niagara, $3.774
  • Monroe, $3.844
  • Erie, $3.923
  • Chautauqua, $3.900
  • Cattaraugus, $3.846
  • Allegany, $3.913