Gas prices fall 12 cents in NY in past week, but only 3 cents in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 September 2022 at 10:06 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The gas price for regular unleaded was $4.09 a gallon at the Kwik Fill in Albion today.

Gas prices fell an average of 12 cents in New York State the past week, from $4.01 to $3.89 a gallon, according to AAA.

In Orleans County, the price drop was only 3 cents, from $4.17 to $4.14 a gallon for regular unleaded.

Today’s national average price for a gallon is $3.72, down 7 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.18 for the national price.

The state average price at $3.889, compared to $4.013 a week ago, $4.370 a month ago and $3.279 a year ago. Diesel is currently at an average of $5.207 a gallon, compared to $5.273 a week ago, $5.545 a month ago and $3.389 a year ago.

Orleans County currently has the highest price in Western New York. Here are the average prices in the other WNY counties:

  • Orleans, $4.141
  • Genesee, $4.053
  • Wyoming, $4.102
  • Livingston, $4.047
  • Monroe, $3.968
  • Niagara, $3.844
  • Erie, $4.005
  • Chautauqua, $3.955
  • Cattaraugus, $3.976
  • Allegany, $4.021

AAA issued the following statement about gas prices:

“As crude oil prices continue to drop, pump prices are dropping across the United States. As of September 12, oil prices range from $87 to $93 per barrel. According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly last week as total domestic gasoline stocks rose.

“Although gasoline demand has increased slightly, lower oil prices have led to falling pump prices. If gasoline demand begins to subside, as it typically does post-Labor Day, pump prices will likely continue to decrease.”