Low January demand and increased stocks help push prices down
By AAA of Western and Central New York
Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.52, down 3 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.26. The New York average is $2.69, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.51.
AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
Gas prices continue their long-awaited descent – most metro areas across the region are seeing a drop in prices at the pump while state and national prices are also down. Increased stocks and low demand have helped to push the national average lower. As these trends continue, motorists will likely continue to see pump prices decline.
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 887,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.