Gas prices are up, but AAA believes it’s temporary

Regional News

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — AAA says the national average price of gas has jumped up six cents since last week.

At $2.22, it’s still much lower than the price at this time last year — $2.55.

New York’s average isn’t far off at $2.30. That’s an increase of four cents since last week. One year ago, the state’s average was $2.69.

Here’s a breakdown of prices across upstate New York:

  • Batavia – $2.23 (up one cent since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.24 (up five cents since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.26 (up one cent since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.27 (up four cents since last week)
  • Rome – $2.35 (up two cents since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.26 (up eight cents since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.33 (up three cents since last week)

“The latest report shows that gas demand increased while supplies tightened amid lower refinery utilization,” AAA says.

AAA believes these increases are temporary since the U.S. is entering the winter driving season. Gas demand usually hits the lowest point of the year around this time.

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