JAMESTOWN – The average for a price of gas in Chautauqua County continues to rise, increasing eight cents over the weekend alone.
Specific stations in the Jamestown area are selling gas for even more, like the Kwik Fill on Fairmount Avenue, reporting in at $4.19 a gallon according to GasBuddy.com.
Gas prices continue to go up around New York State and that nation as well. The average price statewide is 19 cents higher at $4.26. That price is up 46 cents from the week before. This time last year it was $2.83.
The national average is now $4.07, which is up 46 cents from last week. This time last year, the price of for a gallon of gas was $2.77.
Oil prices, according to AAA, have reached the highest level in over a decade. As of Monday morning, oil prices were listed at $124 per barrel.
While gas prices remain high, AAA says drivers can conserve fuel by mapping their routes, avoiding peak traffic times, using cruise control when possible and combining errands into one trip.
It’s also recommended that drivers make sure their tire pressure is at the recommended level for the best gas mileage. Drivers should also remove any bulky and unnecessary items from their vehicle, since it requires more fuel to accelerate a heavy vehicle.