Gas prices go down 2 cents in Orleans in past week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 February 2024 at 7:11 am

The average price for regular unleaded dipped down 2 cents nationally in the past week to $3.26, while the price is unchanged in New York State at $3.30, AAA reported this morning.

In Orleans County, the price is down from $3.384 a week ago to $3.360 today.

“After spiking more than a dime two weeks ago, the national average for a gallon of gasoline has had a calm week by remaining at $3.27,” AAA said in a statement. “Recent news that the large BP-Whiting refinery in Indiana—which has been offline since early February due to power issues—is reopening soon may have contributed to easing pump price nerves.”

“Additionally, milder weather and longer days are in the forecast, which means the seasonal rise in gas prices is primed to begin. Experts project it will be a slow, wobbly start to rising prices this spring.”

The national average price for diesel is $4.07, down 3 cents from one week ago, and down from $4.43 a year ago. The New York average for diesel is $4.40, down 1 cent from a week ago, and lower than $5.07 one year ago, AAA reported.

Here are the average prices today among WNY counties:

  • Orleans, $3.360
  • Genesee, $3.231
  • Wyoming, $3.350
  • Livingston, $3.373
  • Monroe, $3.231
  • Niagara, $3.219
  • Erie, $3.309
  • Chautauqua, $3.387
  • Cattaraugus, $3.261
  • Allegany, $3.389