Gas prices continue to fall in New York with gas now being about 40 cents cheaper per gallon than a month ago. The current average in the state is now $4.50 a gallon and for Cortland County, it is slightly higher at $4.64 a gallon.
With prices continuing the trend of falling and prices reaching back to the $3 dollar range in some parts of the country demand is expected to increase and slow down the downward trend of prices.
“We know that most American drivers have made significant changes in their driving habits to cope with high gas prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But with gas below $4 a gallon at nearly half of the gas stations around the country, it’s possible that gas demand could rise.”
According to a new survey conducted by AAA, 64% of adults in the country made significant changes to cope with high gas prices. Some of those changes include driving less, combining errands, and reducing shopping or dining out.
Still, when compared to a year ago gas prices remain over $1.30 higher.