Gas prices in St. Lawrence County higher than national, state average
Gas prices in St. Lawrence County continue to be higher than national and state averages.
New York gas prices have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 6,118 stations in New York. Gas prices in New York are 18.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 4.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.Locally, prices at Parkway Express in Potsdam are $2.73 and $2.76 at Sunoco and Mobil.
Motorists can fill up for a few cents cheaper in Massena and Ogdensburg at Mobil, where gas is listed at $2.69 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in New York is priced at $2.35/g today while the most expensive is $3.09/g, a difference of 74.0 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.63/g today. The national average is up 24.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 15.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in New York and the national average going back ten years:
February 22, 2020: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.48/g)
February 22, 2019: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.40/g)
February 22, 2018: $2.73/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
February 22, 2017: $2.46/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
February 22, 2016: $1.94/g (U.S. Average: $1.71/g)
February 22, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 22, 2014: $3.68/g (U.S. Average: $3.39/g)
February 22, 2013: $4.01/g (U.S. Average: $3.78/g)
February 22, 2012: $3.88/g (U.S. Average: $3.58/g)
February 22, 2011: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.16/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Syracuse- $2.64/g, up 13.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.50/g.
Rochester- $2.64/g, up 11.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.53/g.
Scranton- $2.83/g, up 8.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.75/g.
"With last week's extreme cold shutting down millions of barrels per day in refinery capacity, gas prices have seen their largest weekly climb in quite some time," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "The jump in price was the result of a dozen or so refineries, primarily in Texas, that were forced to shut down as the frigid temperatures threatened to wreak havoc on their exposed equipment. With the cold weather behind us, price increases shoould begin to slow later this week or next week, and so long as these refineries get back online in short order, we may see gas prices start to move back down in the next couple of weeks. However, as we near spring weather, we'll likely see another longer term rise in prices begin as refineries start to transition to summer gasoline, so motorists shouldn't jump for joy just yet."
GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.