Pain at the pump is somewhat better than what it was as a gallon of gas has finally creeped back under $4 dollars a gallon in Homer yesterday. Multiple gas stations now have gas selling for $3.99 a gallon, $.30 cents cheaper than the average price in Cortland County.
New York States average still remains well above $4 dollars at $4.29 a gallon. Prices continue to keep going further down as summer demand has peaked, stable oil prices and there are fewer drivers fueling up.
“Falling pump prices may eventually lead to more drivers hitting the road again,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But that hasn’t happened yet. Instead, many drivers are waiting for prices to fall further before reverting to their typical driving habits.”
Gas demand nationally is still over 307,000 barrels a day lower than last year according to AAA. A year ago, prices for the Cortland/Tompkins area averaged at $3.19 dollars a gallon.