Gas prices flat in Ulster, fall in Dutchess and Greene counties, rise in Columbia –

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Average gas prices fell slightly in Ulster and Dutchess Counties last week, with a larger drop in Greene County, while Columbia County was the only county see to an increase, according to

Gasbuddy reported that the average price of a gallon of gas in Ulster County on Monday, Jan. 16, was $3.24, unchanged from the week before; and $3.43, down 2 cents in Dutchess County.

Greene County saw the biggest drop with the average price of a gallon of gas dropping eight cents to $3.36 from $3.44. Across the river in Columbia County, average prices increased by three cents to $3.35.

Statewide average gas prices fell 2.1 cents per gallon to $3.39, bucking the national trend where prices rose to 2.5 cents to an average of $3.28.

“We’ve seen somewhat of a mixed week at the pump with some states seeing gasoline prices rise, while others have stabilized for the time being,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The good news as of late has been the continued decline in average diesel prices, which fell over a penny per day last week. Oil prices have seen a bit of a rally, finishing last week at nearly $80 per barrel again as Chinese demand starts to jump as expected, but with Covid cases and deaths now also surging in China, the jump in demand could be short-lived.”

“Gas prices may nudge up slightly in the week ahead in some areas, while others could hold flat,” De Haan added. “The window on price drops however, appears to be coming up on the horizon as we get closer to what’s likely to be a significant refinery maintenance period ahead of summer.”

Over the past five years average gas prices in New York on Jan. 16 have been $3.45 in 2022, $2.47 in 2021, $2.73 in 2020, $2.57 in 2019, $2.68 in 2018.


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