There’s been no change in the price you are paying for the average price of a gallon of gasoline in New York compared to one week ago. In fact, this week’s state average of $3.89 a gallon is a penny less than the statewide average one year ago this week.
AAA of Western and Central New York reports there has been little movement in the national average for a gallon of gas over the last week even as the price of oil pushes toward 90 dollars a barrel. The overall supply of gas is down and rising oil prices, higher gas demand and tighter supply may push pump prices higher. Hurricane season remains a threat to Gulf Coast oil and gas production and refining.
There’s no relief with diesel prices this week. The national average price for diesel is $4.48, up 3 cents from last Monday, but down from $5.01 a year ago. The New York average for diesel is $4.60, up one cent from a week ago, but lower than $5.21 one year ago.