If you are planning a weekend trip you might want to reconsider how far you plan on driving since gas prices continue to soar.

Currently, the average gas price according to AAA in New York is around $4.05 per gallon but depending on where you are in the state you could be paying a lot more.

The National Average is around $3.87

Here is a look at the average price of a gallon of gas across New York State.

Albany - $4.05
Batavia - $3.97
Binghamton - $4.11
Buffalo - $4.02
Elmira - $3.99
Ithaca - $4.03
New York City - $4.05
Rochester - $4.06
Syracuse - $4.02
Utica-Rome - $4.03
White Plains - $4.09

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Currently, New York has the 7th highest average gas price per gallon in the county. Right now California has the highest average per gallon with around $5.07 per gallon.

After California, Hawaii has an average of just under $5 with $4.66 per gallon. Oregon and Washington are the next two highest prices per gallon with $4.28 in Oregon and Washington with $4.22.

Nevada is just above New York with an average of $4.22 per gallon.

Arkansas has the lowest price for a gallon of gas at $3.44. Texas has the next lowest average price per gallon $3.49.

If you have to drive AAA does offer some tips on how to get the best gas mileage possible.

► When buying a car, look for models that offer the best fuel economy in their class. For most drivers, an optional larger and/or more-powerful engine is unnecessary.

► Maintain your car according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regular service will ensure optimum fuel economy.

► Take your car to a repair shop as soon as possible if the “Check Engine” light comes on. This indicates a problem that is causing excessive emissions and likely reducing fuel economy.

► Keep tires properly inflated. Underinflation reduces fuel economy.

► Slow down and drive the speed limit. On the highway, aerodynamic drag causes fuel economy to drop off significantly as speeds increase above 50 mph.

► Avoid “jackrabbit” starts and hard acceleration. These actions greatly increase fuel consumption.

► Avoid extended idling to warm up the engine, even in winter. It’s unnecessary and wastes fuel

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