According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on March 12 in NY state have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.42 per gallon in 2017, $1.98 in 2016, $2.62 in 2015, $3.74 in 2014 and $3.95 in 2013.
"Gasoline should slide a few cents more this week, based on last week's decline in wholesale prices", spokesman Mark Jenkins said. A year ago at this time, the average price in MA was 35 cents lower at $2.15. "Factors contributing to flat prices locally include increased gasoline production that has kept pace with higher than usual demand this winter".
Although gas prices are not as they were months before, oil prices are volatile, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. Ohio's gas prices have gone up 4.2 cents since last week.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 65 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and NY, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.
That's also up about 24 cents from this time previous year.
Falling crude oil inventories and steady prices for crude remained the rule for the week ended March 9.
Enjoy those lower gas prices while you can, because they won't be around for long.
Gasoline has averaged the highest price for March in four years. This could lend weight to oil prices being too high, but at the same time, we continue to see if any major disruptions occur at USA refineries to offset any devaluation in the price of oil.
A separate survey by AAA Auto Club also released today said that average gas prices fell across Tennessee by an average of 1.5 cents per gallon with the cheapest fuel prices in the state in Southeast Tennessee. But prices by Monday had fallen and over the noon hour the price of the best grade of USA oil was down more than $1 to $60.93 cents.