The latest Triple-A report shows that gas prices are falling once again across the CNY region. The national average is at $2.62, the New York State average at $2.82 and CNY between $2.70-2.75.
Although this is good news, experts say growing demand and tightening stocks have slowed down the pace of the decline nationally.
Even still, they say the highest prices of the year are likely behind us.
Demand is high with the summer tourism season still ongoing. Motorists could see a spike in pump prices over Labor Day weekend, the final long weekend of the summer.
Other issues that could push prices up include damage to refineries caused by hurricane season and the ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:
- Batavia – $2.76 (down seven cents since last week)
- Buffalo – $2.78 (down two cents since last week)
- Ithaca – $2.75 (down two cents since last week)
- Rochester – $2.77 (down two cents since last week)
- Rome – $2.80 (down three cents since last week)
- Syracuse – $2.70 (down two cents since last week)
- Watertown – $2.75 (down two cents since last week)