Gas prices drop 11 cents in NY in past week, but only 2 cents in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 July 2022 at 9:43 am

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas dropped 16 cents nationally in the past week to $4.52 and 11 cents in New York to $4.69.

However, in Orleans County the price only decreased by 2 cents from $4.89 to $4.87 a gallon, according to AAA.

The average price for regular unleaded gas is higher in Orleans than any other county in Western New York. Here are the prices per gallon among WNY counties:

  • Orleans, $4.874
  • Genesee, $4.616
  • Wyoming, $4.759
  • Livingston, $4.787
  • Niagara, $4.599
  • Erie, $4.706
  • Monroe, $4.765
  • Allegany, $4.749
  • Chautauqua, $4.586
  • Cattaraugus, $4.699

The current average price for a regular gallon of unleaded gas is $4.694 in the state today, down from $4.802 a week ago, $5.020 a month ago and up from $3.199 a year ago, according to AAA.

The average price for diesel is at $5.936 today, down from $6.057 a week ago, $6.288 a month ago and $3.345 a year ago.

AAA issued a news release this morning about the gas prices:

“According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand tapered off over the past two weeks following the Independence Day holiday, while total domestic gas stocks increased.

“The lower demand, alongside cheaper oil prices, has helped to push pump prices down. If these supply/demand dynamics hold, drivers will likely continue to see price relief at the pump. This morning, oil prices are hovering around the $100 per barrel mark, which is down slightly compared to one week ago though prices did drop below $100 at one point last week.”