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Gas Prices Don’t Budge Over Last Week


AAA of Western and Central New York reports the New York State average for a gallon of gasoline on Monday is $3.30, no change from last week. One year ago, the New York State average was $3.45. The national average price is $3.26 down two cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.37

Diesel prices are fluctuating. The national average price for diesel is $4.07, down 3 cents from one week ago, and down from $4.43 a year ago. The New York average for diesel is $4.40, down 1 cent from a week ago, and lower than $5.07 one year ago.

After spiking more than a dime two weeks ago, the national average for a gallon of gasoline has had a calm week by remaining at $3.27. Recent news that the large BP-Whiting refinery in Indiana— which has been offline since early February due to power issues—is reopening soon may have contributed to easing pump price nerves. This refinery processes nearly 440,000 barrels of crude oil daily, and the shutdown caused gasoline prices throughout the Midwest to rise, bringing the national average up with it. Additionally, milder weather and longer days are in the forecast, which means the seasonal rise in gas prices is primed to begin. Experts project it will be a slow, wobbly start to rising prices this spring.

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