Rochester area gas prices drop just over a nickel

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Slowly but surely, gas prices are starting to fall.

According to GasBuddy, the average price per gallon in the Rochester area dropped 5.6 cents over the past week, averaging $4.86.

That’s down almost 12 cents from a month ago, but of course, is still $1.71 higher than a year ago.

In neighboring cities, Buffalo is reporting an average price of $4.70. Syracuse is averaging $4.79. The national average is $4.66.

GasBuddy reports prices have fallen for 27 consecutive days.