When I am looking for gas around the Capital Region I am happy when I see a station offering $4.45, $4.50 or even $4.65 a gallon. That feels like a bargain compared to recent weeks but it's not. We just get conditioned to seeing such high prices, when it adjusts in our favor, even a little, we get excited.

Today, for the first time in months, we have a real sign of hope. Gas prices in the Capital Region have dropped below $4.00/gal., at least in a couple of places. Take a look below to see where they are and which stations are most likely to follow.

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According to YCharts, the average price for one gallon of gas in New York State is currently $4.53. One year ago (August 2021) the average price for one gallon of gas in New York State was $3.22. I won't be happy until the price drops back under $3.00/gal. In the meantime let's see where the best prices are.

Here are 10 of the cheapest gas stations in the Capital Region, including 2 that have dropped under the $4.00 mark. Which ones could be next? Let's see if they are in your neighborhood.

Lainie Rae
Lainie Rae

Gas Buddy is a good source for all things gas station related. Including finding the best prices in your area. This is what they have to say about the Capital Region. Keep in mind that prices are always changing. As of today, these are some of the cheapest locations.

UPDATED! Capital Region Gas Stations with Prices Under $4.00

As of Tuesday July 26th there are only a few Capital Region gas stations with prices under $4.00 but a few are getting close. Here they are.

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