Gas prices down 6 cents past month, but up $1.16 in past year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 January 2022 at 9:08 am

The average price for a gallon of gas is down a cent in the past in New York State, and down 6 cents from a month ago, AAA Western and Central New York reported this morning.

Compared to a year ago, the $3.49 average price in the state is up $1.16 from the $2.33 average price in New York, AAA said.

“January typically brings the cheapest prices of the year due to low demand, so motorists could see some relief,” AAA said in a news release. “That depends on many factors including oil prices, which have a direct impact on pump prices. This morning, oil prices are up about $20 more per barrel compared to one year ago.”

In Orleans County the average price per gallon is $3.53, which is 4 cents more than the state average of $3.49. Among other GLOW counties, the average price is $3.44 in Genesee, $3.50 in Wyoming, and $3.51 in Livingston. The average prices among other larger nearby counties includes $3.42 in Niagara, $3.46 in Erie and $3.50 in Monroe.