Gas prices in Central New York are showing some slight relief this week with a 2 cent drop, according to AAA Northeast.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 20, the average price of self-serve, unleaded gasoline in New York is $2.73, according to AAA. More specifically, in the Utica-Rome area, the average is also $2.73. That’s 20 cents higher than the national average, which is $2.53.
“After many months of higher prices motorists are paying a little less this week,” said Ed Welsh, regional general manager for AAA, in a news release. “Sluggish demand coupled with growing crude stocks have paused steadily rising oil prices.
AAA reports that at this time last year, the average price of unleaded gasoline in New York was 26 cents lower than the national average at $2.47.
As of Feb. 20, the average local gas prices are:
- Regular Unleaded: $2.73
- Midgrade Unleaded: $2.99
- Premium Unleaded: $3.26
- Diesel: $3.15