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Buffalo gas price rises almost 50 cents in a week


Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am

National gas price average tops $4; US considers banning Russian oil

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.07, up 46 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.77. The New York state average is 4.26, up 46 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.83.

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

  • Batavia – $4.23 (up 48 cents from last week)
  • Buffalo – $4.21 (up 46 cents from last week)
  • Ithaca – $4.22 (up 41 cents from last week)
  • Rochester – $4.24 (up 45 cents from last week)
  • Rome – $4.22 (up 44 cents from last week)
  • Syracuse – $4.24 (up 49 cents from last week)
  • Watertown – $4.25 (up 46 cents from last week)

According to oilprice.com, the United States has confirmed that it is in talks with European allies to potentially sanction Russian crude oil in response to Moscow's ongoing aggression in Ukraine – that sent oil prices over $130. This morning, oil prices are more than $124 per barrel – in August, oil prices were $30 per barrel. At one point during the pandemic, they were below zero, in negative territory.

To conserve fuel, motorists should map routes, avoid peak traffic times like rush hour, and combine errands into one trip while using cruise control when possible. Drivers should also make sure tire pressure is at the vehicle’s recommended level for the best gas mileage while removing any unnecessary and bulky items from the car since it takes more fuel to accelerate a heavy vehicle. Get more tips here: https://gasprices.aaa.com/news/fuel-saving-tips/.

Motorists can benefit from comparing pump prices before filling up with the AAA mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android – a convenient option to find the lowest gas prices in a given area. Plus, the app is the quickest way to request roadside assistance, map a route, find discounts, or book a hotel. 

AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. AAA members can save on gas by joining the Fuel Rewards at Shell program. Join at AAA.com/Shell.

Motorists can also locate gas prices across the country and stay up-to-date on the latest news and fuel-saving tips 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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