(WSYR-TV) — Both national and statewide gas prices are trending down slightly, according to AAA. 

Drivers are paying $4.98 per gallon across the country, which is three cents cheaper compared to last Monday. Meanwhile, here in the Empire State, a gallon of gas costs $5.01 on average. Last year, that same gallon cost $3.13 in NYS and $3.07 nationally. 

Here is a look at average gas prices in Central and Western New York: 

  • Batavia – $4.89 (down 3 cents from last Monday) 
  • Buffalo – $4.89 (down 1 cent from last Monday) 
  • Elmira – $4.97 (down 1 cent from last Monday) 
  • Ithaca – $4.98 (up 1 cent from last Monday) 
  • Rochester – $4.97 (down 1 cent from last Monday) 
  • Rome – $4.98 (no change from last Monday) 
  • Syracuse – $4.96 (down 1 cent from last Monday) 
  • Watertown – $4.98 (up 2 cents from last Monday) 

AAA also reports that a slowed economy in terms of growth could lead to lower oil prices, but gas prices could remain high due to the volatility in the crude oil market.