Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.20, up five cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.42. The New York State average is $3.28, seeing no change from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.53.
According to AAA of Western and Central New York, since last week, the national average for a gallon of gas has risen another five cents as we begin to see an increase in demand trends, higher costs for oil, and routine refinery maintenance. AAA reports we are entering the time of year where pump prices begin to heat up, typically peaking around July, but unless there is a major shock to the global oil market that causes prices to spike, the national average will likely continue its slow upward trend with a few flat days or even small price dips along the way.
The national average price for diesel is $4, up 7 cents from one week ago, and down from $4.56 a year ago. The New York average for diesel is $4.40, up 1 cent from a week ago, and lower than $5.21 one year ago.