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AAA: Atypical autumn doesn't bring falling gas prices

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Mon, Oct 8th 2018 10:55 am
Rising crude prices impact pump prices
By AAA of Western and Central New York
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.91, up 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.50. The New York State average is $3.01 - up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the STATE average was $2.71.
AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
  • Batavia - $2.95 (no change since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.99 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.97 (up 7 cents since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.97 (up 4 cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.98 (up 4 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.95 (up 3 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $3.03 (up 2 cents since last week)
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.91 per gallon, which is 3 cents more than last week, 6 cents more than last month, and 41 cents more than a year ago. Gas prices continue to climb this week due to increased crude prices, which account for 50 percent of the price drivers pay at the pump.
Crude prices continue to rise due to concerns around the impact of U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran, which will go into effect early next month and target Iran's energy sector, as well as the economic collapse in Venezuela.
With fall travel at its peak for Columbus Day and higher demand this weekend, gas prices jumped to summer-like levels while gasoline stocks are down slightly.
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 reminds 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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