JAMESTOWN – In one week’s time, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Chautauqua County increased 23 cents.
Some local stations in Jamestown, according to GasBuddy.com, posted prices even higher with the Kwik Fill station on East Fairmount Avenue selling fuel for $4.39.
New York State’s average price is $4.49 up 23 cents from last week. The national average price is $4.32, up 25 cents.
Sticker shock at the pump has many planning to make some changes. A new study from AAA found that 80-percent of all drivers surveyed said they would drive less to save on fuel.
A third of adult drivers under the age of 35 said they would be open to carpooling, with 68-percent of drivers saying they would rather save by combining errand and 53-percent of older Americans reporting they would cut back on shopping or dining out to save money on gas.