Not much change in gas prices in past week
Diesel price remains much higher than a year ago
AAA is reporting this morning that gas prices barely budged in the past week. In Orleans County, the average price for regular unleaded went from $3.900 a week ago to $3.894 today, a drop of about a half cent.
The national price decreased 3 cents to $3.77 and the state-wide average is $3.90, up 3 cents.
The diesel price is New York is at $5.890 today, down less than a penny from the $5.897 a week ago.
The average regular unleaded prices today in Western New York counties include:
- Orleans, $3.894
- Genesee, $3.782
- Wyoming, $3.832
- Livingston, $3.808
- Monroe, $3.818
- Niagara, $3.705
- Erie, $3.797
- Chautauqua, $3.888
- Cattaraugus, $3.845
- Allegany, $3.859
AAA issued the following statement about gas prices:
“Gas prices nationally are down this week led by a slight decrease in the cost of oil. Lower prices along the West Coast are being countered by an increase in the average cost for a gallon of gas in New York.
“While there is no change in the average cost across Western New York, we are seeing an increase in prices in Central New York as tight supply and delivery costs hit motorists at the pump. Prices could continue to increase if supply remains tight alongside fluctuating oil prices.
“This morning, oil prices range from $89 to $96 per barrel, up from $91 to $98 one week ago.
Diesel fuel prices remain elevated with the national average at $5.36, up from $3.65 one year ago. The New York average for diesel is $5.98 compared to $3.76 one year ago.”