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National gas prices drop; local prices should follow


Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:10 pm

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.60, down 5 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.82. The New York state average is $2.69 – no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.96.

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

  • Batavia - $2.66 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.66 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.67 (up 1 cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.66 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rome - $2.67 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.57 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.65 (down 1 cent since last week)

The national average price for gasoline is down along with total domestic gasoline stocks. The Energy Information Administration reports a drop in gas stocks bringing the level lower than last year at this time. Although stocks have tightened, amid robust demand, fairly low crude prices have helped to push down pump prices. The trend is likely to continue this week; so local gas prices should follow the national trend.

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 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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