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Gas Prices Fall Before Thanksgiving Holiday


Gas prices are falling once again, right before one of the biggest driving days of the year. The National Average for a gallon of gas is now at $3.66, down 11 cents when compared to prices just last week.

New York though, prices remain nearly 20 cents per gallon higher, with a state average of $3.85 per gallon. Cortland County remains steady at an average of $3.80 per gallon.

The drop in price, especially right before a major travel holiday, is due to a decrease in the cost of oil. A lower demand for fuel with increased production from major refineries that are back online after maintenance, gives a bit of relief to drivers for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Diesel fuel, though, remains high throughout the nation. The national average for a gallon of diesel sits at $5.30, nearly $2 dollars higher than a year ago. The average for diesel in New York is even higher at $5.95 a gallon.

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