Gas prices remain under the $4 mark in the Finger Lakes region, according to the latest AAA data.
Statewide, the current average price per gallon for regular fuel is $3.73.
Wayne County has the highest average gas price
The highest gas prices in our region are seen in Wayne County, where the price per gallon of gas is $3.98, over 20 cents more than the state average.
In both Ontario and Yates counties, the average price is $3.94, while the average gas price in Livingston County is $3.91.
The average price is $3.86 in Tompkins County, $3.84 in Seneca County and $3.75 in Schuyler County.
Monroe County has the lowest average price at $3.81.
New York’s average price is slightly higher than nation overall
The average gas price in New York is greater than the national average price, which stands at $3.68.
“The national average for a gallon of gas has fallen $1.34 since its peak in mid-June,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson in a Sept. 19 statement. “But there are big factors tugging on global oil prices—war, COVID, economic recession, and hurricane season. All this uncertainty could push oil prices higher, likely resulting in slightly higher pump prices.”
New York’s overall gas price has fallen roughly 11 cents since last week, and a little over 50 cents since this time last month.
The average price statewide was significantly lower in September 2021 at $3.28.
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