Gas prices in Rochester rise for second week

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Average gas prices in Rochester have risen for their second week in a row, this time by 4 cents. Prices rose by an average of 1.7 cents last week after falling for nearly a month prior.

Gas prices this week averaged $4.30 per gallon, based on a survey of 319 stations in Rochester that GasBuddy released on Monday. That price is $1.41 higher compared to May of 2021.

Buffalo, Syracuse, and New York City all saw greater jumps in gas prices compared to Rochester. New York City saw prices increase by nearly 12 cents.

The cheapest gas price in Rochester on Sunday was $3.99 per gallon, while the most expensive was $0.80 higher.

The national average for prices at the pump also rose, closing at $4.17 per gallon, which is nearly 7 cents higher than a week ago. National gas prices rose for the first time in more than a month last week. Gasbuddy analyst Patrick De Haan said the increase in gas prices is because of an increased price in crude oil globally.

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