Residents see relief at gas pump as prices fall

Residents could finally be seeing some relief at the pump as gas prices begin to fall. With the start of fall, refineries are switching to a cheaper, winter mix of gasoline, and demand has dropped

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2014, 1:41 AM

Updated 3,583 days ago

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Residents could finally be seeing some relief at the pump as gas prices begin to fall.
With the start of fall, refineries are switching to a cheaper, winter mix of gasoline, and demand has dropped as the summer travel season ends.
According to a recent report from AAA, regular gas costs on average just over $3.34 a gallon across the country, down about nine cents over last year.
Experts say there's also a glut of gasoline in the U.S., thanks to fracking - the controversial process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas and oil.
A check of regular gasoline prices in the Hudson Valley shows prices in Yonkers ranging from $3.49 to $3.95 a gallon. In White Plains, prices ranged from $3.45 to $3.89 a gallon. In Mount Vernon, prices ranged from $3.43 to $3.99 a gallon.
Experts say the lower gas prices could go up again if oil-producing nations cut production.


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