Gas prices drop 9 cents in NY, 10 cents nationally
The average price for regular unleaded fell an average of 9 cents in New York to $3.70 and 10 cents nationally to $3.40 from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, according to AAA.
Gas prices for regular unleaded in NY were an average of $3.704 on Monday, down from $3.789 a week earlier, $3.858 a month ago and $3.543 a year ago.
The average diesel price statewide was at $5.743 a gallon on Monday, compared to $5.864 a week earlier, $5.884 a month ago and $3.748 a year ago.
The prices in Western New York counties include:
- Orleans, $3.814
- Genesee, $3.590
- Wyoming, $3.730
- Livingston, $3.685
- Monroe, $3.687
- Niagara, $3.591
- Erie, $3.695
- Chautauqua, $3.823
- Cattaraugus, $3.771
- Allegany, $3.733
AAA issued this statement: “Millions of drivers continue to see lower pump prices entering the final month of the year. The national average has fallen sharply since the June peak of nearly $5.02. Lower demand is being countered by some uncertainty in the oil markets. A price cap on barrels of Russian oil takes effect today. Sunday OPEC+ announced it will leave production quotas unchanged.”