Gas prices jump locally after refinery disruption from winter storms
AAA is reporting that today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.64, up 13 cents from last week.
One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York State average is $2.70 – up 10 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.61, AAA Western and Central New York is reporting today.
In Western New York, Orleans County has the second-highest prices at $2.685 per gallon. Only Chautauqua County at $2.693 is higher.
The average prices in other WNY counties includes: Genesee, $2.632; Niagara, $2.600; Erie, $2.669; Wyoming, $2.653; Cattaraugus, $2.588; Allegany, $2.600; and Monroe, $2.673.
AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages around the state:
- Batavia – $2.63 (up 11 cents since last week)
- Buffalo – $2.65 (up 13 cents since last week)
- Ithaca – $2.68 (up 12 cents since last week)
- Rochester – $2.67 (up 12 cents since last week)
- Rome – $2.72 (up nine cents since last week)
- Syracuse – $2.66 (up 12 cents since last week)
- Watertown – $2.72 (up nine cents since last week)
Pump prices continue to increase again this week. New York State average gas prices are on par with last year’s level. In the Western and Central New York region, many prices have increased 10 cents, or more, in just a week, AAA said.
The winter weather continues to impact Gulf Coast refineries’ ability to operate and gas supplies. Until refineries resume normal operations, supply is expected to remain tight in impacted areas, AAA said.