BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gas prices in New York, and across the country, are up this week. According to AAA, the national average is $2.16, which is up $0.03 since last week, while New York’s is up $0.02 at $2.25.
AAA says crude oil prices have steadily gone up since mid-November, resulting in higher prices at the pump.
GasBuddy says that in Albany, gas prices have risen $0.016 per gallon since last Monday, averaging $2.26. Local prices are $0.045 per gallon higher than a month ago, and $0.338 per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy’s price survey of 546 area stations, the cheapest in Albany is $1.73, and the most expensive is $2.45. Statewide, they say the lowest price is $1.89, and the highest is $2.16.
One year ago, New York’s average price was $2.68, and the average across the U.S. was $2.58. Here’s a breakdown of average prices seen across upstate New York:
- Batavia – $2.22 (up $0.03 since last week)
- Buffalo – $2.19 (up $0.02 since last week)
- Ithaca – $2.24 (up $0.06 since last week)
- Rochester – $2.24 (up $0.03 since last week)
- Rome – $2.33 (up $0.03 since last week)
- Syracuse – $2.19 (up $0.05 since last week)
- Watertown – $2.30 (up $0.02 since last week)