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Expect gas prices to increase as New York state reopens, AAA says

Expect gas prices to increase as New York state reopens, AAA says
Posted at 5:21 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 05:21:10-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The average price for a gallon of gas in Buffalo dropped to under $2.20, while prices nationally are increasing.

According to AAA of Western and Central New York, the average price for a gallon of gas stands at $2.19 in Buffalo, down two cents from last week, and down to $2.20 in Batavia, a one cent decrease from last week.

Nationally the average price for a gallon of gas increased three cents from last week to $1.88.

Right now the average price for a gallon of gas in New York state is $2.16, an increase of one cent from the prior week.

AAA says as regions across New York begin to reopen, the demand for gas will increase, resulting in prices going up.