Gas Prices Drop Despite Hurricane and Pipeline Rupture

Gas Prices Drop Despite Hurricane and Pipeline Rupture

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Supply and demand in sync
All Regions
Elizabeth Carey

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.89, down two cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York State average is $3.00 – down a penny from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.67. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:


  • Batavia - $2.95 (no change since last week)
  • Buffalo - $3.00 (up one cent since last week)
  • Ithaca - $2.96 (down one cent since last week)
  • Rochester - $2.95 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Rome - $2.96 (down 2 cents since last week)
  • Syracuse - $2.92 (down 3 cents since last week)
  • Watertown - $3.03 (no change since last week)

Despite Hurricane Michael devastating parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and regional refinery outages in the Pacific Northwest after a pipeline rupture in Canada, the national average has held steady this week. The steadfast average is a sign that supply and demand are mostly in sync.

Lower gasoline demand across the nation has also contributed to the national average remaining flat, as supply challenges occurred in certain regions last week. Meanwhile rising crude prices have led to higher overall gas prices this fall although domestic production is at an all-time high.

Motorists can always find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Locate gas prices across the country at

AAA WCNY wants to remind members that they can receive discounts at NOCO gas stations, as well as Fastrac locations. Learn more here. You can find the lowest prices in your area at