Gas now under $2 a gallon at some St. Lawrence County stations
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Gas is now under $2 per gallon at some gas stations in St. Lawrence County, according to Gasbuddy.com.

New York gas prices have fallen 9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 6,118 stations. Gas prices in New York are 21.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 28 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

In St. Lawrence County, some gas stations are actually selling gas at lower than the state average. According to Gasbuddy, Parkway Express, 154 Elm St., in Potsdam is selling a gallon of gasoline for $1.99, as is Lamphere’s Market on State Highway 11B in Hopkinton is doing the same. Most gas stations in Canton reported a price of $2.35 this morning

Mobil gas station on Main Street in Ogdensburg is selling gas for $2.09 per gallon, with other gas stations reportedly selling it for $2.35 per gallon. Massena residents will see $1.99 per gallon at BJ’s at 6100 St. Lawrence Centre and $2.35 at Stewart’s. 200 N. Main St.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in New York is priced at $1.85/g today while the most expensive is $3.19/g, a difference of $1.34/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.08/g today. The national average is down 38.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 54.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in New York and the national average going back ten years:

March 23, 2019: $2.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.63/g)

March 23, 2018: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)

March 23, 2017: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)

March 23, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $1.99/g)

March 23, 2015: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)

March 23, 2014: $3.74/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)

March 23, 2013: $3.92/g (U.S. Average: $3.68/g)

March 23, 2012: $4.04/g (U.S. Average: $3.89/g)

March 23, 2011: $3.75/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)

March 23, 2010: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)

"Gas prices have spent virtually all of March marching lower, with the drop continuing as the coronavirus destroys oil demand globally, leading to the lowest oil prices we've seen in 18 years, paving the way for still an additional 35-75 cent per gallon drop at most stations in the weeks ahead," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "I don't think I've ever seen such a collapse in prices, even including the Great Recession. What we're witnessing is easily going to go down as the great collapse in oil demand, and for motorists hurrying to fill up today, they're wasting their money as prices will continue to drop in the days ahead. Gas stations are passing along the drop several weeks behind, and there's plenty more room for prices to drop, putting 99 cents per gallon prices as a strong possibility for perhaps many more stations than we previously anticipated. This is truly an unprecedented turn of events."

GasBuddy describes itself as the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day, covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide. GasBuddy data is accessible at www.GasBuddy.com.