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Pump prices down across region

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Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:00 pm

Motorists enjoy lower prices; Labor Day spike likely

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.57, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.83. The New York state average is $2.77, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.99.

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

  • Batavia - $2.76 (down a penny since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.74 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.68 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.73 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.76 (down a penny since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.63 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.72 (down 2 cents since last week)

Despite increased demand with Labor Day weekend travel, pump prices continue to drop as refineries switch over to winter blend fuel, which is cheaper to produce than the summer blend. With hurricane season underway, storm damage to a refinery is a threat that could push prices up, along with international tensions. Otherwise, motorists should enjoy cheaper gas prices this fall.

AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and 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 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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