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Gas prices are on the rise after Hurricane Harvey, as refineries in the Houston area remain offline while the recovery continues.

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If you’re planning to embark on a road trip this summer, be prepared to pay more at the pump.

New year brings higher gasoline prices

Jan 2, 2017

Gasoline prices are on the rise as we kick off a new year.

For the first time in more than two years, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline this week is higher than it was a year ago. According to a survey by GasBuddy, a company that compiles data on gas prices, national prices are up a penny from last year at this time.

Gas prices trending lower as summer winds down

Aug 31, 2016
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It's been a summer of savings for motorists. A new study indicates motorists have spent $18.9 billion less at the pump this summer compared to  2015.

Gas prices fall in Buffalo, rise nationwide

Mar 7, 2016

Gasoline prices continue to decline in Western New York, at least for now, as the trend nationwide is for higher prices.

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New York’s Association of Counties is going to be taking a closer look at why 30 of the state’s 62 counties showed a negative trend in sales tax revenue from 2014 to 2015.

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Buffalo-area gas prices continue to fall, aided by the lowest cost for crude oil in 12 years. The average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.13 per gallon on Sunday.

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Motorists in the U.S. planning to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend will save a total of $1.4 billion at the pump.

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Drivers who have enjoyed  falling gas prices over the last month should expect more good news at the pump.  Experts say the national average for a gallon of gasoline might fall below $2 dollars by the end of the year.

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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is proposing a cap on the county sales tax for gasoline. Morton floated the idea Tuesday as County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw released a report titled "The True Cost of a Gallon of Gasoline."

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A number of locations in Western New York are sporting signs advertising gasoline prices lower than $2 per gallon.

Gas prices continue to slide

Dec 29, 2014
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Gasoline prices continue to drop in Western New York.  The latest survey from finds motorists in the Buffalo area are paying $2.86 a gallon, a drop of 40-cents in the last month alone.

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Gasoline prices across the nation continue to fall and the trend is being reflected at local pumps.

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In economic news, a couple of new surveys issued Monday indicate gas prices continue to fall while consumer sentiment is on the rise.

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The American Automobile Association is projecting that just over 43 million Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, a drop of nearly a million travelers from last year.

Gas prices begin to fall

Oct 22, 2012

Gas prices are finally falling in Western New York, though at  a slower pace than the national price.

According to, the local average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline dropped six cents last week. Nationally, the average fell nine cents.

The local average sits at $4.01 per gallon. The national average is $3.67 per gallon.

Western New York drivers are feeling the pinch of local gas prices which continue to surge well above the national trend.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline stands at $4.10, representing a rise a 2.4 cents in the last week. The national average increased by .8 of a cent.

The local price is 13 cents higher than a month ago and 44 cents higher than last year at this time.

According to Buffalo Gas, some Californians are paying over $5 for a gallon of gas after seeing the average price jump 88 cents in the last year.

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Western New York motorists continue to pay more at the pump. 

Gas prices have risen to an average $4.07 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, up 7.6 cents in the past week. 

The cost of gasoline is 28 cents higher than one year ago and 24 cents higher than just one month ago. senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says as we push deeper into September, he is optimistic that the high prices will begin to come down slightly. 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says as long as America remains dependent on foreign oil, prices will be high.