BATAVIA — Average gasoline prices increased 1 cent last week in Batavia.

The average price was $3.27 per gallon, according to AAA. In comparison, the average price remained stable in Buffalo and Rochester and $3.23 and $3.28 respectively.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.19, down 1 cent from the previous week. One year ago, the price was $2.19.

The New York state average was $3.28 per gallon, no change from the previous week. A year ago, the state average was $2.27.

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline decreased by a penny to $3.18, according to AAA.

According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration, total domestic gasoline stocks increased while demand remained low helping to put downward pressure on pump prices.

This easing is likely caused by the traditional post-Labor Day/end of summer driving season drop-off in demand.

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