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Gas prices continue to fall across region

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Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm

Boost in gasoline stocks helping to keep prices down

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.75, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.92. The New York state average is $2.90, down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.07.

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

  • Batavia – $2.83 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.87 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.84 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.84 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Rome – $2.86 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.81 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.88 (down 5 cents since last week)

Gasoline stocks rose again last week, though they remain much lower than last year. If stocks continue to increase, alongside declining oil prices, American motorists will likely see the cost of gasoline continue to fall at their local gas stations this week.

Summer 2019 gasoline demand is forecasted to be extremely high – reaching some of the highest levels on record in the U.S. If the country sees warm summer weather that encourages travel and demand reaches expected levels, pump prices could see modest increases, especially if supply is tight in local markets.

AAA members receive discounts at NOCO gas stations, as well as Fastrac locations and at Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. One can find the lowest prices in the area at http://aaa.opisnet.com/index.aspx.

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.

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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