BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gas prices have hit an all-time high across the country and here in Western New York.
AAA reports that the national average price for a gallon of gas is now $4.17. That is up 10 cents from Monday. This is the highest recorded national average price on record, according to AAA.
The average price for a gallon of gas in New York State increased 11 cents from Monday, jumping to $4.37. This time last year, the average price in New York State was $2.83.
So where can you find the cheapest gas in Buffalo and WNY? There are a couple places to find cheaper gas prices.
The website/App Gasbuddy.com finds a range of gas prices based on your location. As of 10 a.m. March 8, the cheapest gas per gallon in WNY is at Smokin' Joe's in Sanborn at $3.74.
- Slow down and drive the speed limit.
- Avoid “jackrabbit” starts and hard acceleration.
- Avoid extended idling to warm up the engine, even in winter. It’s unnecessary and wastes fuel.
- Avoid prolonged idling in general.
- Use cruise control to help maintain a constant speed and save fuel. However, never use cruise control on slippery roads because a loss of vehicle control could result.
- Minimize your use of air conditioning. Even at highway speeds, open windows have less effect on fuel economy than the engine power required to operate the air conditioning compressor.
- Plan ahead to accomplish multiple errands in one trip, and whenever possible travel outside high-traffic times of day.