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Local gas prices continue to be low

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Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:50 pm

Gasoline demand on the rise nationally

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.26, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York state average is $2.50 – down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.75.

AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

  • Batavia - $2.55 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.55 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.38 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.46 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.48 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.39 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.49 (down 1 cent since last week)

The latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows gasoline demand is on the rise and is much higher than last year at this time. Meanwhile, EIA reports gasoline stocks around the country are also on the rise – to the point where the growth rate is the highest gasoline stock level ever recorded by EIA, since it began collecting the data in 1990. It’s also much higher than last year at this time. Increased levels of gasoline stocks could help to meet rising demand, which means the impact to pump prices could be modest.

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 880,000 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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