Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.18, the same for three consecutive weeks. One year ago, the price was $2.63. The New York Syate average is $2.25 – down one cent from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.82. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
Batavia – $2.21 (down one cent since last week)
Buffalo – $2.18 (no change since last week)
Rochester – $2.21 (down one cent since last week)
Gas prices remain stable both locally and nationally. The national average price is parked at $2.18 again this week. As many schools begin to open down south, either remotely or in person, summer travel will slow and gasoline demand for leisure use should follow. Here in the Northeast, gas demand for travel purposes will likely remain steady through Labor Day as
families squeeze in final summer road trips. Current travel trends have families looking for destinations within New York State now while saving larger trips for 2021.
Road trips are the preferred mode of travel, but travel levels are down significantly compared to last year. AAA reminds travelers to plan any road trips in advance and to use AAA’s Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Map and TripTik.AAA.com to prepare for the latest state and local travel restrictions.
AAA members receive discounts at gas stations such as Fastrac, Maple Leaf Market and Shell locations across the country. Learn more here. You can find the lowest prices in your area at http://aaa.opisnet.com/index.aspx. Motorists can always find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Locate gas prices across the country at http://gasprices.aaa.com.