Gas prices continue climb, up 4 cents in Orleans in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 May 2024 at 7:32 am

Gas prices continue to trend upward, increasing another 4 cents in the past week in Orleans County, from $3.63 to $3.67 a gallon for regular unleaded. That follows a 21-cent increase the previous three weeks.

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.65, down a cent from last Monday. A year ago, the price was $3.55, AAA reported.

The New York State average is $3.73, up two cents from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.70, AAA said.

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

  • Orleans, $3.674
  • Genesee, $3.628
  • Wyoming, $3.620
  • Livingston, $3.675
  • Monroe, $3.690
  • Niagara, $3.585
  • Erie, $3.675
  • Chautauqua, $3.630
  • Cattaraugus, $3.612
  • Allegany, $3.653

“Tepid demand, increasing supply, and falling oil prices could lower pump prices,” AAA said in a statement this morning. “Domestic gasoline demand will pick back up as we get closer to Memorial Day weekend and the traditional start of summer driving season, which will likely come with an increase in prices at the pump.”

The national average price for diesel is $3.97, down three cents from last Monday. The New York average is $4.40, no change from a week ago, AAA said.