Pennsylvania Gas Prices: A Rollercoaster Ride at the Pump

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PENNSYLVANIA — The ever-fluctuating prices at the gas pump have been a hot topic across America, with Californians now grappling with a staggering $6 per gallon – the nation’s highest. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania has seen its own share of changes.

AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross assured in a statement last Thursday that “Gas prices will likely keep falling, but it’s going to be slow and unsteady, so expect some days where it might edge higher a bit.”

In the midst of these national trends, let’s take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s gas landscape over the past week using Stacker-compiled statistics.

Pennsylvania’s Gas Price Shift

As of September 29, the current price for gas in Pennsylvania stands at $3.89, showing a weekly decrease of $0.03 (-0.8%). In contrast, the year-on-year change reveals an increase of $0.11 (+2.9%). The historical peak for gas prices in the state reached $5.07 on June 12, 2022.

Diesel prices tell a different story. The current price is $4.83, marking a weekly rise of $0.03 (+0.7%). However, the year-on-year change shows a decrease of $0.19 (-3.8%). The highest diesel price recorded was $6.33 on May 18, 2022.

Where are the Highest Gas Prices in Pennsylvania?

If you’re planning a road trip through Pennsylvania, it’s worth noting the cities with the priciest gas. Erie, Altoona, Mercer County, and Gettysburg all share the top spot with a gas price of $3.95. York follows closely behind at $3.94, and Pittsburgh comes in seventh at $3.91.

On the more affordable end, East Stroudsburg and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton both offer gas at $3.79.

As we navigate the coming weeks, Pennsylvania residents will be keeping a close eye on these figures, hoping for a steady decline in prices as predicted by AAA.

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