People filling up their vehicles at Binghamton area gasoline stations are happy to see even a small break in escalating prices at the pump.

Motorists who were refueling at Broome County convenience stores on Wednesday said they were pleased that prices fell by about 16 cents a gallon overnight. But most said they are bracing for another round of increases in the weeks ahead.

New York and a few other states have declared a gas "tax holiday" for several months in response to the dramatic jump in prices in recent months. Broome County's tax on gasoline has been capped at $3 a gallon. The tax breaks are scheduled to run through December 1.

SNK Fuels at Front Street and Smith Hill Road in the town of Chenango appeared to have the lowest posted price in the Binghamton area Wednesday. The cash price for regular was $4.539.

The store manager said the gasoline price there almost always was significantly lower than other nearby stations, even though the fuel comes from the same terminal in Vestal.

A Coventry man who operates a lawn mowing service was refueling his pickup truck and filling several plastic gasoline cans. He said he was pleased to enjoy a short-term discount, even as he prepares to pay $5 a gallon at some point in the near future.

Despite the tax break, gasoline remains more expensive in New York than in many other states. One driver noted he paid only $4.25 a gallon in Virginia on Tuesday.

The full service price for regular gas at a station on Main Street in Binghamton dropped by 16 cents a gallon on June 1, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The full service price for regular gas at a station on Main Street in Binghamton dropped by 16 cents a gallon on June 1, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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