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Pump prices continue rising nationally

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Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:00 am

Gas prices surge higher than last year’s averages

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Monday’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.64, up 13 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York average is $2.70 – up 10 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.61.

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

  • Batavia – $2.63 (up 11 cents since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.65 (up 13 cents since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.68 (up 12 cents since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.67 (up 12 cents since last week)
  • Rome – $2.72 (up 9 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.66 (up 12 cents since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.72 (up 9 cents since last week)

Pump prices continue to increase again this week. New York state average gas prices are on par with last year's level. In the Western and Central New York regions, many prices have increased 10 cents, or more, in just a week.

The winter weather continues to impact Gulf Coast refineries' ability to operate and gas supplies. Until refineries resume normal operations, supply is expected to remain tight in impacted areas.

Motorists can benefit from comparing pump prices before filling up with the AAA mobile app – a convenient option to find the lowest gas prices in a given area. Plus, the app is the quickest way to request roadside assistance. Learn more at www.AAA.com/Mobile.

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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