Little change in this week’s gas prices


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There wasn’t much change is this week’s gas prices compared to last week’s.

Albany gas prices have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.86/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 546 stations in Albany. Gas prices in Albany are 1.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 70.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

The national average price is up one cent at $2.87, while New York’s remained flat at $2.89. One year ago, the national average was $1.82 and New York’s was $2.23.

Here are the regional averages across upstate New York:

  • Albany – $2.86 (no chance since last week)
  • Batavia – $2.85 (up one cent since last week)
  • Buffalo – $2.82 (no change since last week)
  • Ithaca – $2.86 (down one cent since last week)
  • Rochester – $2.87 (no change since last week)
  • Rome – $2.94 (up one cent since last week)
  • Syracuse – $2.85 (no change since last week)
  • Watertown – $2.95 (no change since last week)

When looking at the expected changes in gas prices, AAA says “Demand will likely increase as more communities open and students head back to in-person learning.”

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