(WWTI) — The price of diesel has sky-rocketed.
Diesel fuel prices reached a record-breaking high on Friday, May 6. According to AAA Western and Central New York, the price for a gallon of diesel hit $5.51 nationally and $6.32 in New York.
AAA also said that New York has the second-highest diesel fuel rate nationwide behind California whose average was $6.50 on Friday.
“To say we’re feeling pain at the pump is an understatement,” AAA Western and Central New York Automotive Service Operations Director Steve Steinmetz said in a press release. “Prices have literally doubled since last year impacting all towing companies across the state.”
Locally, the diesel also hit record-high rates in Watertown. At the time of the release from AAA, the average price was $6.26.
Below are additional local averages for diesel fuel, all of which set record highs on May 6.
- Batavia: $6.11
- Buffalo: $6.00
- Elmira: $6.22
- Ithaca: $6.33
- Rochester: $6.08
- Rome: $6.22
- Syracuse: $6.13
- Watertown: $6.26