Gas prices down 8 cents in past week in NYS

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 March 2022 at 7:49 am

AAA is reporting gas prices went down an average of 8 cents a gallon in the state and nationally in the past week. The average price was $4.37 in New York and $4.25 in the United States.

A year ago the average price per gallon was $2.92 in the state and $2.88 in the country, according to AAA.

The average price per gallon today reported by AAA includes:

  • Orleans, $4.379
  • Genesee, $4.350
  • Livingston, $4.399
  • Wyoming, $4.389
  • Niagara, $4.315
  • Erie, $4.390
  • Monroe, $4.390
  • National: $4.252
  • New York State: $4.368

“Drivers are getting a bit of relief at the pump as gas prices are down across the region,” AAA said. “Oil prices are near $110 per barrel this morning rather than over $130 two weeks ago. In August, oil prices were $30 per barrel. Oil prices dropped last week when China announced Covid-19 lockdowns last week.”

Diesel prices, however, barely budged, from $5.245 a week ago to $5.244 today in the state.