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AAA: Gas prices on the rise in WNY

AAA: Gas prices on the rise in WNY
Posted at 4:44 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 04:44:40-04

AAA reports that gas prices in Western New York are on the rise.

The national average rose by 13 cents since last week.  Local averages in Buffalo rose to $1.94 an increase of 4 cents from last week.

Prices remain lower than last year even though there has been an increase for two consecutive weeks.  The price last year was $2.44.

The price increase could be a result of refineries undergoing scheduled maintenance and the seasonal switchover to summer-blend gasoline.