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AAA: Demand for gasoline slows, but expect prices to jump for Labor Day weekend

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Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:30 am
By AAA of Western and Central New York
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.84, no change from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.36. The New York state average is $2.99, down a penny since last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.48. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
  • Batavia - $2.95 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.99 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.93 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.92 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rome - $2.94 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.89 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $3.02 (down 1 cent since last week)
Gas prices are flat as demand for gasoline continues to slow down. That slower demand, along with growing domestic stocks of gasoline, has contributed to pump prices dipping slightly. Gas demand is expected to spike for Labor Day travel, leading to a likely, but brief, price jump as drivers take to the nation's roads one last time before fall arrives.
Motorists can always find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Locate gas prices across the country at http://gasprices.aaa.com.
AAA WCNY wants to remind members they can receive discounts at NOCO gas stations, as well as Fastrac locations. Learn more HERE. One can find the lowest prices in the area at http://aaa.opisnet.com/index.aspx.
As upstate New York's largest member services organization, AAA Western and Central New York provides more than 870,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.

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