Gas price down 9 cents in NY in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 August 2022 at 8:13 am

The average price for regular unleaded has dropped 9 cents in New York State in the past week, from $4.52 to $4.43 a gallon.

The average in New York is at $4.427 today for regular unleaded. That is down from $4.516 from a week ago, $4.833 a month ago and $3.224 a year ago. The average price for diesel is at $5.622 today, down from $5.713  a week ago, $6.095 a month ago and $3.359 a year ago.

Nationally, the price is down an average of 15 cents a gallon to $4.06. One year ago it was $3.19.

In Orleans County, the average price is down 11 cents from $4.78 to $4.67 a gallon, according to AAA. The price in Orleans has decreased 32 cents from $4.99 on July 5.

Here are the current average prices in Western New York counties:

  • Orleans, $4.674
  • Genesee, $4.448
  • Niagara, $4.385
  • Monroe, $4.517
  • Erie, $4.4468
  • Wyoming, $4.529
  • Livingston, $4.520
  • Chautauqua, $4.440
  • Cattaraugus, $4.4468
  • Allegany, $4.547

AAA said declining demand for gas and lower oil prices are pushing the prices down at the gas pumps.

“While overall demand has dropped in the U.S., we are seeing strong demand in New York as the summer travel season continues,” AAA said in a news release this morning. “Some states return to school earlier than this region, so their summer travel season is wrapping up. Also, new AAA consumer research shows that almost two-thirds of Americans have reduced their driving due to high gas prices.”