Gas prices now at an average of $4 statewide

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 September 2022 at 1:11 pm

Price down 10 cents in past week in Orleans to $4.165

Photo by Tom Rivers: Regular unleaded gas was selling for $4.18 a gallon on Friday at Crosby’s in Gaines.

The price for an average gallon of regular unleaded gas is at $4.003 today in New York, down 12.5 cents from a week ago, AAA reported today.

That $4.003 price compares to $4.128 a week ago, $4.448 a month ago and $3.279 a year ago, according to AAA. The price for diesel is at $5,273 today, compared to $5,345 a week ago, $5.644 a month ago ad $3.382 a year ago.

Today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.78, down 7 cents from one week ago. A year ago the price was $3.19.

In Orleans County the price dropped 10 cents in the past week from $4.264 to $4.165 a gallon. The price is now down 83 cents from the $4.99 on July 5.

Average prices in WNY counties include:

  • Orleans, $4.165
  • Genesee, $4.152
  • Wyoming, $4.163
  • Livingston, $4.192
  • Niagara, $3.393
  • Monroe, $4.076
  • Erie, $4.114
  • Chautauqua, $4.010
  • Cattaraugus, $4.036
  • Allegany, $4.135

Delaware County has the highest average price at $4.332 per gallon while Nassau is paying the lowest at $3.720.

AAA released the following statement about gas prices:

“Lower oil prices are bringing down gas prices in the United States. As of September 6, oil prices range from $87 to $93 per barrel. Oil prices dipped on recent lackluster Chinese manufacturing output, due to lower demand for goods and new COVID-19 outbreaks in critical industrial cities. This is fueling fears that oil demand could drop in China, the world’s largest importer of crude oil.

“Another factor that could negatively impact gas prices is the weather as hurricane season intensifies. Storms can affect prices by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries. The good news is that it’s the first time in 25 years that a named Atlantic storm did not develop in August. Lower oil prices, modest domestic gasoline demand, and a potentially quiet hurricane season are combining to drive pump prices lower.”