N.Y., national gas prices decline
Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.34 per gallon Sunday.
This compares with the national average, which has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.12, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 3.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has declined 9.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 7.7 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.
Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said, “prices at the pump generally fall in December. In the last four years, we’ve seen the U.S. average price of gas increase just once in December. In December 2013, the national average ended the month five cents higher than when it started. And it’s also fallen precipitously. In December 2014, the national average plummeted 51 cents per gallon, from $2.75 to $2.24. Over the past four years the average decline from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 has been 15 cents per gallon and I’d have to think most of us would be pretty happy with that,” Laskoski added.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Nov. 28 in New York have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.31 per gallon in 2015, $3.15 per gallon in 2014, $3.61 per gallon in 2013, $3.89 per gallon in 2012 and $3.60 per gallon in 2011.