Just over two months ago---- West Islip was home to the cheapest gas prices on Long Island.
(located at 225 Higbie Ln & West Islip Boulevard) and (305 Union Blvd & Higbie Lane) were offering regular gas at $2.61. Gas Stop (268 Higbie Ln. & Paumanake Avenue) was at $2.63 per gallon.
But since then, prices have rose more than 40 cents at the aforementioned stations, according to LongIslandGasPrices.com. Valero's regular price of $3.03 is the lowest in West Islip, followed closely by Gas Stop and Delta ($3.05 per gallon).
The good news is that both prices still fall below the Long Island average of $3.11 per gallon, and the New York average of $3.08.
And it's only 10 cents more than the Cheapest gas on the island, which can be found at a Gulf station in New Hyde Park where regular is selling for $2.93 per gallon.
The most expensive gas between Montauk to Manhattan? A BP and Mobile in Brentwood are offering regular for $3.69. With those prices, it might be worth the 15 drive to West Islip to fill your tank.
Editor's Note: Meghan Droge, of AAA New York, provided an article describing 40 ways to save on gas. You can read it here.