Gas prices are making a slow decrease once again nationally with the national average falling by 5 cents over the past week to $3.42, according to AAA.
For New York, prices are down about 4 cents per gallon compared to last week and stand at $3.51. Diesel prices though, only dropping by one cent to $5.19 a gallon. Cortland County residents gas prices remain overall unchanged with a county average of $3.46 per gallon.
AAA reports fewer people are fueling up their vehicle, and lower costs for oil, are behind the most recent price drop. Date from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), also show gas demand is down compared to a year ago and domestic stock of gasoline has increased significantly.