N.Y., na­tional gas prices de­cline

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

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.

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