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Gas prices continue to plummet

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 April 2020 at 7:55 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: A gallon of gas was selling for $2.29 on Friday at Crosby’s gas station in Albion on Route 31. Gas prices nationally are about $1 cheaper per gallon since a year ago. In NYS, the price is 66 cheaper, on average, from a year ago.

Gas prices continue to go down locally and across the country, AAA Western and Central New York is reporting today.

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $1.81, down five cents since last week, AAA said.

One year ago, the price was $2.84. The New York State average is $2.22 – down three cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.88.

Locally, the average gas prices include:

  • Orleans County: $2.30
  • Genesee, $2.27
  • Wyoming: $2.33
  • Livingston, $2.26
  • Monroe, $2.18
  • Niagara, $2.22
  • Erie, $2.28

“Growing domestic gas supply and lower demand, as Americans practice social distancing, and low crude prices due to COVID-19 continue to push pump prices down,” AAA said. “With Americans following stay at home orders and refiners producing excess gasoline, growing gasoline inventories and low demand will continue to push pump prices lower.”

Click here for more on gas prices from AAA.

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