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Gas prices remain flat despite holiday travel


Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am

Local and national prices much cheaper than one year ago

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Monday’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.18, which is 1 cent higher than a week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.76. The New York state average is $2.25, 1 cent higher than last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.88.

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

  • Batavia – $2.25 (up 4 cents since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.19 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.15 (down 1 cent since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.21 (no change since last week)
  • Rome – $2.27 (no change since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.15 (no change since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.28 (up 1 cent since last week)

Despite the holiday weekend with many people traveling, gas prices remain steady across the U.S. and across the local region. In fact, motorists are seeing some of the cheapest summer prices they have in recent years. The national average is 58 cents less than last year while the New York state average is 63 cents cheaper than last summer at this time. AAA continues to see motorists requesting maps and tour books for summer road trips as cars are the most popular form of travel this summer.

AAA reminds travelers to plan any road trips in advance and to use AAA’s COVID-19 travel restrictions map and TripTik.AAA.com to prepare for the latest state and local travel restrictions.

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 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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