The National average for a gallon of gas has jumped 12 cents since last week and stands at $3.92 a gallon. New York State remains lower than the national average at $3.63 a gallon, and only up 3 cents a gallon since last Monday, October 3rd.
The rise in prices is due in part to an increase in demand for fuel, and a tight supply of fuel. AAA reports that motorists should conserve their fuel usage by mapping routes, avoid peak traffic times, and to combine errands into one trip.
Cortland County remains one of the lowest average prices with an average of $3.43 a gallon. In the Village of Homer, prices remain below the $3 dollar mark.