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AAA: Gas prices remain high in Western New York

For the third week in a row, the average price of gas in Buffalo remains at $3.47 per gallon.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Leading into holiday travel for Thanksgiving, gas prices remain roughly the same in Western New York, according to a release from AAA.

Nationwide, demand for gas has continued to decrease, which has lead the national average to drop one cent, down to $3.41 a gallon. However, in the state of New York, the average price of gas has gone up one cent to $3.57.

Locally, there has not been too many changes. In Buffalo, the average price of gas has remained at $3.47 per gallon for the third week in a row, according to AAA. Batavia has seen the average price increase by two cents this past week, up to $3.47. 

The price of oil has dropped below $80 a barrel, but demand for gas is expected to increase this week because of Thanksgiving holiday travel.

While gas prices remain high, AAA says drivers can conserve fuel by mapping their routes, avoiding peak traffic times, using cruise control when possible and combining errands into one trip.