Gas prices have been on a bit of a roller coaster lately.  Up one day and down another.  So where do we stand in Western New York?

There is so much that goes into the cost of a gallon of gas.  It's confusing to everyone.  How can it be one price at one station, then $.20 more a gallon just a few miles up the road?

Either way, there are constantly people keeping an eye on the average price per gallon in different locations across the country.  We get national averages and we get local averages so that we can see where it's most expensive.  So how much more are we paying here in Western New York?

Believe it or not, at this point, we are paying less than the national average. Yup...go ahead and read that again.  We are paying less than the rest of the people around the country on average...for now.

As we post this, the national average is $3.91 per gallon.  According to WIVB, we are paying an average of $3.63 per gallon - almost $.30 less than the national average.

Here are some of the local average prices according to AAA through WIVB:

  • Batavia – $3.75 (down 3 cents from last week)
  • Buffalo – $3.69 (down 3 cents from last week)
  • Elmira – $3.48 (up 1 cent from last week)
  • Ithaca – $3.73 (down 3 cents from last week)
  • Rochester – $3.69 (down 2 cents from last week)
  • Rome – $3.73 (down 3 cents from last week)
  • Syracuse – $3.58 (down 6 cents from last week)
  • Watertown – $3.72 (down 3 cents from last week)

Unfortunately, we can probably expect those prices to start heading up again soon to match.

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