Gas price up 20 cents in Orleans in past two weeks
Gas prices, which had been going down after hitting a record high in mind-June, are going up again, AAA reported this morning.
The average price for regular unleaded today in Orleans County is at $3.900, which is up 20 cents from $3.698 two weeks ago. The price in Orleans is the highest among Western New York counties, AAA reported.
The average prices today in WNY counties include:
- Orleans, $3.900
- Genesee, $3.778
- Wyoming, $3.822
- Livingston, $3.814
- Monroe, $3.808
- Niagara, $3.703
- Erie, $3.804
- Chautauqua, $3.848
- Cattaraugus, $3.853
- Allegany, $3.840
Several counties have average prices above $4: St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Rockland and New York (Manhattan). Niagara has the lowest average price in the state at $3.703, AAA said.
The current average price for regular unleaded gas in the state is $3.869 today, compared to $3.815 a week ago, $3.599 a month ago and $3.555 a year ago. The average diesel price today is at $5.897 a gallon today, compared to $5.819 a week ago, $5.003 a month ago and $3.748 a year ago.
Today’s national price is $3.80, which is up 4 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the price was $3.42.
AAA issued the following statement about gas prices:
“Gas prices are up again this week amid tighter supply and fluctuating oil prices that have put upward pressure on gasoline prices. Demand in this region is also strong with warmer weather encouraging people to be out and about. Limited supplies in the Northeast are also pushing pump prices up in New York state. Prices could continue to increase if supply remains tight alongside rising oil prices.
“This morning, oil prices range from $91 to $98 per barrel, up from $87 to $95 one week ago.
Diesel fuel prices remain elevated with the national average at $5.34, up from $3.64 one year ago.”