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Local gas prices mostly unchanged

STAFF REPORTS


Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.17, which is four cents higher than a week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.72. The New York State average is $2.24 – one cent higher than last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.87.

AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
  • Batavia - $2.21 (down 4 cents since last week) Buffalo - $2.19 (no change since last week) Rochester - $2.21 (up one cent since last week)

This week, most regions saw a slight increase in gas prices by a few cents, so no dramatic increases to cause shock at the pump. When compared to last year at this time, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is 55 cents cheaper, while the New York average price is 63 cents cheaper than a year ago, making road trips an affordable option for motorists. The fourth of July is almost here and this year, AAA Western and Central New York summer travel forecast predicts that road trips will the most popular form of travel with families looking to drive to destinations. The low prices will entice motorists to take to the road as more regions and states open.

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.

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