Gas prices locally drop, nationwide prices remain unchanged

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Gas prices in the Rochester area are down about a penny compared to last week, according to GasBuddy. The average is $2.88/gallon.

Nationally, gas prices remain unchanged over the past week, averaging $2.83/gallon.

“Gas prices nationally saw little change in the last week as oil prices saw a mini-resurgence back to $69 per barrel, stifling the broad relief we saw at pumps the week prior,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With Labor Day dead ahead, we may see a small rise in the national average this week, depending on oil’s move, but largely, this seems like the last week we’ll see elevated prices as demand is set to drop with the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. The Atlantic remains quiet, so there’s little chance of a major disruption for the time being, with the overall consensus that we’ll soon see prices falling once again across most of the country.”

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