Gas prices down 7 cents in Orleans, 8 cents in NYS in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 October 2022 at 9:21 am

Gas prices are down again this past week in Orleans and in New York State. The price dropped an average of 7 cents in Orleans, from $3.75 to $3.68 a gallon, while the average price statewide is down 8 cents to $3.60 today, AAA is reporting. The previous week, the price went down 24 cents in Orleans.

Nationally the price is up 7 cents to an average of $3.80 a gallon in the past week.

Here are the average prices per gallon for regular unleaded among Western New York counties:

  • Orleans, $3.681
  • Genesee, $3.776
  • Wyoming, $3.807
  • Livingston, $3.750
  • Niagara, $3.567
  • Monroe, $3.663
  • Erie, $3.762
  • Chautauqua, $3.809
  • Cattaraugus, $3.801
  • Allegany, $3.798

AAA reports that in New York today the average price for regular unleaded is at $3.596, compared to $3.678 a week ago, $4.034 a month ago and $3.275 a year ago. The average price for diesel is at $4.997 today, compared to $5.050 a week ago, $5.295 a month ago and $3.422 a year ago.

AAA issued the following statement about gas prices:

“Higher gasoline demand amid tight supply and fluctuating oil prices have increased the national average. If demand remains robust as supply tightens, drivers should brace for rising pump prices. Locally, prices continue to drop despite extremely high prices out west – the average price in California, for example, is $6.38.

“Crude prices have increased due to market concerns about oil supply. According to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 11 percent of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was shuttered to prevent damage from Hurricane Ian. Moreover, reports have emerged that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies – including Russia – known as OPEC+ intend to announce collective oil production cuts at their next meeting on October 5. This morning, oil prices are up about $4 per barrel – they range from $82 to $88 per barrel.”