Gas price down 6 cents in Orleans in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 February 2023 at 8:43 am

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is down 6 cents in the past in Orleans County, from $3.55 to $3.49, according to AAA.

The national average price nationally for a gallon of gasoline is $3.42, down 5 cents since last Monday.

Regular unleaded gas is at $3.518 today state-wide compared to $3.559 a week ago, $3.438 a month ago and $3.675 a year ago. Diesel remains much higher state-wide than a year ago with today’s average price per gallon at $5.191 compared to $5.256 a week ago, $5.294 a month ago and $4.120 a year ago.

Here are the average prices for regular unleaded in Western New York counties:

  • Orleans, $3.488
  • Genesee, $3.393
  • Wyoming, $3.464
  • Livingston, $3.486
  • Monroe, $3.453
  • Niagara, $3.330
  • Erie, $3.440
  • Chautauqua, $3.626
  • Cattaraugus, $3.491
  • Allegany, $3.572

AAA issued this statement about the gas prices:

“The national average for a gallon of gas is down again this week. Fewer people fueling up, and lower costs for oil, are behind the price dip. This morning oil prices range from $79 to $86 per barrel, up a few dollars from last week, but relatively low compared to the highs we saw last year.

“The drop in gas prices gives drivers a little more in their wallets just in time for Valentine’s Day. If gas demand and oil costs remain low, drivers will likely see pump prices drop through the week.

“According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand is down slightly compared to one year ago, which explains why gas prices are declining. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased significantly. If gas demand remains low amid growing total domestic stocks, pump prices will drop further.”