JAMESTOWN – In less than 24-hours’ time, the average price for a gallon of gas in Chautauqua County rose 21 cents topping the four-dollar mark.
WNY News Now reported on Thursday morning that the average price for gas, according to AAA, was $3.85 a gallon in Chautauqua County. Less than 24-hours later, AAA reports the Friday morning average at $4.06.
Some local stations, like the Kwik Fill on Washington Street in Jamestown, are selling regular unleaded for even more: $4.19 a gallon according to our crew who stopped to fill up.
The prices are approaching record breaking numbers across New York State. AAA notes the highest recorded average price in the Empire State at $4.30 a gallon, set in July 2008. Currently, the statewide average is $4.05, 25 cents away from breaking the record.
Officials say since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased dramatically now sitting at $3.83 a gallon.