Gas prices dropped 8 cents nationally last week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 June 2024 at 3:31 pm

Orleans County highest in WNY at $3.685 a gallon

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Pembroke marching band heads down Main Street in Albion during the Strawberry Festival parade on Saturday. The Crosby’s at 98 and 31 advertises a price of $3.69 for regular unleaded.

Gas prices have fallen an average of 6 cents in the past week nationwide for regular unleaded to $3.45 today, while the average price in the state is down 3 cents to $3.62. A year ago the NY average was $3.70.

Orleans County’s average price in the highest among Western New York counties, AAA reported.

Here are the prices among WNY counties:

  • Orleans, $3.685
  • Genesee, $3.562
  • Wyoming, $3.675
  • Livingston, $3.634
  • Monroe, $3.628
  • Niagara, $3.525
  • Erie, $3.637
  • Chautauqua, $3.601
  • Cattaraugus, $3.533
  • Allegany, $3.649

AAA issued this statement about gas prices:

“According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand dipped last week, meanwhile total domestic gasoline stocks jumped up. This morning, oil prices rest in the mid-70s to low 80s, dropping slightly from last Monday.

“Tepid gasoline demand, increasing supply, and falling oil costs will likely lead to the continued falling of pump prices, offering motorists some savings as we move into the unofficial start of summer.

“Diesel prices are also moving down. The national average price for diesel is $3.79, down six cents from last Monday. The New York average is $4.28, down three cents from last Monday.”