JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Motorists in our region continue to note falling gas prices, while national and state averages are once again on the rise.
That’s according to AAA, who reported Tuesday the average price for a gallon of gas in Chautauqua County has decreased 18 cents from this time last month, currently sitting at $3.83.
Across the nation, the average price rose 12 cents in just one week’s time, up to $3.92.
This increase, AAA reports, is due to multiple factors including a refinery fire in Ohio and maintenance on roughly six West Coast refineries.
While our region dodged those factors, for now, rising oil prices could force gas prices up in the near future.
Since last week when OPEC announced that production would be cut by two million barrels of oil per day, the price of an oil barrel climbed roughly $10 higher than the previous Monday.