Gas prices are down 3 cents in the Northeast, according to a report from AAA, but New Yorkers are still paying more at the pump than most Americans.
After a survey of prices was conducted on April 20, AAA found that self-serve, regular unleaded gas averaged $2.22 per gallon. The national average is $1.81.
At this time last year, the average gas price in New York was $2.88 per gallon.
“As oil inventories continue to grow around the globe and crude demand falls worldwide, crude prices have dropped dramatically as the public health, economic, and financial impact of COVID-19 increases. Crude prices will likely remain volatile this week, as the market continues to assess how low crude prices could fall during the ongoing pandemic,” said Patti Artessa, regional director at AAA.
The prices for unleaded regular gas range from $1.67 to $2.39 across the state.
Local averages as of Monday were:
- Regular Unleaded - $2.20
- Midgrade Unleaded - $2.53
- Premium Unleaded - $2.90
- Diesel - $2.81
Prices are expected to continue declining as oil prices diminish while most people are staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.