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Gas prices continue to drop in the US and WNY

The New York State average is $2.18 – down four cents from last week.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gas prices continue to fall across the nation and here in Western New York. 

According to AAA, the national average price per gallon of gasoline is $1.77. One year ago, the average national prices was $2.89. 

The New York State average is $2.18 – down four cents from last week.  

AAA says that gas prices have been on the decline over the past nine weeks as Americans follow stay at home orders and crude prices remain low due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Here are the average gas prices across the state and in WNY.

•    Batavia - $2.27 (down one cent since last week)

•    Buffalo - $2.23 (down four cents since last week)

•    Ithaca - $2.19 (down seven cents since last week)

•    Rochester - $2.20 (down two cents since last week)

•    Rome - $2.13 (down eight cents since last week)

•    Syracuse - $2.08 (down six cents since last week)

•    Watertown - $2.15 (down four cents since last week)

The decline in gas prices is expected to slow as demand  increases, but will still be well below last year's prices. 

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