Gas prices in Buffalo aren't going down anytime soon, so the hunt for cheap fuel is on. Most of the cheaper prices are at stations just outside of Buffalo or at the native stations, where gas is tax-free. These stations may require a bit of a drive, but if you're filling up or have a huge tank, it's worth the drive. You can save up to 60 cents per gallon. The average price in Buffalo right now is between about $3.40 and $3.60. Here are the locations and prices per gallon (all prices are from within the past 24-hours):

$3.07 - Native Pride Travel Plaza in Irving NY
11359 Southwestern Boulevard, Irving, NY 14081

$2.93 - Mike's Trading Post
2342 Printup Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

$2.94 - Randy's Smoke Shop
1325 Upper Mountain Road, Lewiston, NY

$3.09 - Seneca One Stop (Buffalo)
180 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14204

$3.15 - Seneca One Stop (Niagara Falls)
621 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

$3.29 - Seneca One Stop (Salamanca)
745 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779

$3.07 - Seneca One Stop (Irving)
11150 Routes 5 and 20, Irving, NY 14081

$2.99 - Smokin Joes
2293 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY

$3.05 - Wolf's Run
12795 Four Mile Level Road, Irving, NY

$3.05 - Catt-Rez Enterprises Inc
10910 Erie Road, Irving, NY

A month ago, the price per gallon for regular was $3.351. A year ago, the average price per gallon for regular was $2.22, according to Triple A. While our prices in the Buffalo area are high, be glad we're not in the northern part of the state or new New York City where prices are hovering around 3.733 to 3.599 per gallon. New York State's average is $3.561, which is higher than the national average of $3.417.

According to Business Insider, there are a few reasons fuel prices are so high,

The reasons for the price spike are textbook supply and demand from an economics textbook: Americans have gotten back to driving more this summer as the pandemic has moderated, and a combination of domestic supply interruptions and trouble in energy markets overseas have made crude oil more expensive.

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