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It's the law of unintended consequences: the rising price of gasoline means sales tax collections are up across New York State - and quite noticeably in Erie County.

If your summer plans include a driving vacation, prepare to budget more for gasoline.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week -- and they are expected to rise higher even before the heavy summer driving season.

The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America's car and light truck fleet.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have opened the public comment period on the rewriting of standards for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025.

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.


All gasoline is not created equal, according to a new study by AAA. Researchers say TOP TIER, a brand of detergent-based gasoline designed to improve vehicles’ performance, helps cars run better and more efficiently.


The Griswold family of "National Lampoon's Vacation" fame would be proud. A recent AAA survey indicates that more than one-third of all Americans are planning a family vacation over the next 12 months.

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

Local gas prices skyrocketing

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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.