Gas price down another 11 cents in Orleans County in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2022 at 8:17 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The gas price for regular unleaded at Van’s in Clarendon was $4.27 on Friday, below the average price for regular unleaded in Orleans County.

The price for regular unleaded gas dropped 11.5 cents in the past week in Orleans County, which followed an 18-cent plunge the previous week.

The price today is at $4.377, according to AAA. The price is now down 61 cents from the $4.99 on July 5.

AAA is reporting the national price is at $3.90 today, down 6 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the price was $3.16.

In New York, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is at $4.248 today. It was $4.340 a week ago, $4.620 a month and $3.220 a year ago, AAA said. Regular unleaded hit a high of $5.041 on June 14.

The average diesel price per gallon is at $5.401 a gallon today. It was $5.505 a week ago, $5.846 a month ago and $3.361 a year ago. Diesel hit a high of $6.542 on May 19.

The highest price in New York today is in Lewis County at $4.570 while Nassau is at the lowest, $3.981.

The average prices in Western New York counties include:

  • Orleans, $4.377
  • Genesee, $4.337
  • Wyoming, $4.380
  • Livingston, $4.346
  • Niagara, $4.217
  • Erie, $4.323
  • Monroe, $4.34
  • Chautauqua, $4.257
  • Cattaraugus, $4.283
  • Allegany, $4.364

AAA issued this statement about gas prices:

“The summer travel season has ended in many parts of the country where school is back in session. That, coupled with lower oil prices, is bringing some relief at the pump as gas prices drop. This morning oil prices range from $89 to $95 per barrel – down significantly from the spring spikes.

“In Western and Central New York, summer travel is expected to remain strong through Labor Day. If oil prices drop even further, gas prices should follow.”