Rochester’s gas prices rise by more than 10 cents

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Average gas prices in Rochester have jumped by more than 10 cents.

Rochester’s weekly average for gas prices was $4.41 per gallon, which is 10.8 cents higher than last week. The prices of diesel rose even more, now at $5.52 per gallon which is 22.6 cents higher than a week ago. That’s based on a survey of 319 stations in Rochester that GasBuddy released on Monday.

This is the third week in a row that local gas prices have risen. Prices in Buffalo, Syracuse, and New York City rose even more – with prices in Syracuse rising 16 cents.

The cheapest gas price in Rochester on Sunday was $4.15 per gallon, while the most expensive was $0.54 higher.

Average local gas prices have risen by nearly $0.13 compared to the start of April. Compared to a year ago, prices are $1.46 higher. A statement from Gasbuddy said prices have climbed partially because the European Union signaled its desire to sanction Russian oil. In addition, inventories of U.S. petroleum inventories saw another weekly decline.

The national average for gas prices rose by nearly $0.14 per gallon.

Click here to find the cheapest fuel prices near you according to GasBuddy.

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