March 22, 2023 9:39 pm

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Pennsylvania Gas Prices Go Down

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Anzhe Zhang

Gas Prices continue to look good for Pennsylvania, dropping by 11 cents, since last week. Compared to neighbors like New York, where the average price of gas is $3.53, and Massachusetts, where it’s $3.48, Pennsylvanians are paying more for gas at $3.70 on average in the region.

Due to a litany of factors ranging from inflation, higher post-quarantine demand, and the Russian-Ukrainian War, gas prices in Pennsylvania have skyrocketed this year, with regular gas prices peaking at $5.07 on average back in June.

The $3.70 average is higher than the $3.56 average just a year ago, while Pennsylvnia had a comparatively higher average gas price in the region.

The western part of Pennsylvania, particularly the northwest, had the highest gas prices in the state. In both Warren and Greene County, gas prices reached $3.90.

Carbon County had the lowest gas prices this week at $3.49, while Northampton County trailed not far behind at $3.52.

By comparison, the national average of gas for this week was $3.18 per gallon, over half a dollar lower than gas prices in Pennsylvania.