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Hurricane Laura impacts pump prices

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Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:00 am

National average and local prices see big increase

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Monday’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.23, up 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York state average is $2.29 – up 4 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.77.

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

  • Batavia – $2.24 (up 2 cents since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.26 (up 9 cents since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.23 (up 5 cents since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.28 (up 7 cents since last week)
  • Rome – $2.33 (up 3 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.24 (up 7 cents since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.34 (up 6 cents since last week)

Since our last press release alert on the impact of Hurricane Laura on gas prices, the national average increased by 4 cents. This jump can be attributed to both an increase in demand and Hurricane Laura. This increase in national pump prices has reached our local areas as we see a jump in prices locally.

AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. 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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