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Gas prices down 25 cents over 2 weeks

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Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 07:45 am

Gas prices continue to drop; prices have not been this low in years

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.13, down 13 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.62. The New York average is $2.40, down 9 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.70.

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

  • Batavia - $2.45 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Buffalo - $2.41 (down 4 cents since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.48 (down 7 cents since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.39 (down 6 cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.40 (down 12 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.34 (down 6 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $2.39 (down 9 cents since last week)

The national average price for a gallon of gas has dropped 25 cents over the past two weeks. Pump prices continue to decline around the country as oil prices have decreased significantly in response to the increasing public health and economic impact of COVID-19 and the crude price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia. COVID-19 has forced gas prices down dramatically. Unfortunately, with limited travel and tourism, consumers are not benefiting.

Analysts with Oil Price Information Service, which supplies gas price information to AAA, expect prices to continue to drop – possibly to $1.25-$1.50 nationally by May. Some states are already below the $2 mark.

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 or 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. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.

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