Who doesn't love a good gas war? There's one in Central New York that is easing a little of the pain at the pumps, dropping prices below $3.

To celebrate the newly remodeled Stewart's Shops in Ilion, New York, prices at the pumps are less than 3 bucks a gallon. Two other gas stations in town are helping celebrate too by lowering their prices, creating a gas war. 

Ilion Gas Prices

Prices for a gallon of gas in Ilion according to GasBuddy:

$2.87 at Stewart's Shops on East Clark Street with the membership card.
$2.89 at Citgo on Central Avenue with a membership card.
$2.99 at Gasway on West Main Street without a membership card.

Utica & Rome Gas Prices

The average price for a gallon of gas in Utica is almost a dollar more at $3.80. It's only $3.67 at BJ's on River Road, but if you're not a member, the cheapest is $3.79 at the Speedway on North Genesee Street.

In Rome, it's a little less at $3.75. The cheapest is $3.65 at the Sunoco on Turin Road.

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Utica and Rome are both higher than the average price in New York at $3.73 a gallon.

The lowest price for a gallon of gas in the Empire State is in Southhold on the North Fork of Long Island where it's only $2.45.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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