New York state suspends gas tax through end of 2022

In an effort to give drivers some relief at the gas pump, starting at midnight on Wednesday, June 1, New York is suspending its gas tax.

The suspension of the 16¢ per gallon tax runs through the end of the year.

According to AAA, the average across the country for a gallon of regular is now $4.67. That average is much higher in the Capital Region.

In addition, Saratoga and Schenectady counties will collect tax only on the first $2 charged per gallon of gas and diesel.

Drivers are paying around $4.88 for a gallon of regular.

The price has been pretty steady for the past week. It’s up 59¢ since last month.