Gas Prices Rise for 5th Consecutive Week | Local

Average gasoline prices in Pennsylvania are up 9.2 cents a gallon over the past week and averaged $3.78/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 5,269 Pennsylvania gas stations.

Prices in Pennsylvania are 17.1 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 25.0 cents a gallon higher than a year ago. The national median diesel price is up 5.4 cents over the past week to $4.65 a gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest gas station in Pennsylvania was $3.20/g, while the most expensive was $4.37/g, a difference of $1.17/g. The lowest price in the state was $3.20/g, the highest was $4.37/g, a difference of $1.17/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 9.7 cents a gallon over the past week and averaged $3.49/g on Monday. The national average is 33.3 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 14.1 cents a gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 service stations cover across the country.

Historic Pennsylvania gasoline prices and the ten-year national average:

  • January 30, 2022: $3.53/g
  • January 30, 2021: $2.69/g
  • January 30, 2020: $2.68/g
  • January 30, 2019: $2.46/g
  • January 30, 2018: $2.88/g
  • January 30, 2017: $2.56/g
  • January 30, 2016: $1.99/g
  • January 30, 2015: $2.23/g
  • 30 Jan 2014: $3.49/g
  • 30 Jan 2013: $3.54/g

Adjacent areas and their current gas prices:

  • CLEARFIELD – $3.89/g at Sheetz, Nichols Street
  • DUBOIS — $3.79/g at Jim’s Atlantic, W. DuBois Avenue
  • PHILIPSBURG – $3.89/g at Sheetz, N. Front Street

“The national median gasoline price has risen for the fifth straight week as retailers pass on the rise in wholesale gasoline prices amid ongoing challenges: refinery utilization, which has still not fully recovered from December’s cold weather, and refinery maintenance season, which is now is around the corner,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“There appears to be little good news on the gas price front as prices are unlikely to reverse any time soon. Due to the price hike last spring, many refineries that had scheduled maintenance postponed maintenance to 2023. With the can being pushed back to this year, we may face similar challenges in producing enough refined product to meet demand, especially if the European Union cuts refined product out of Russia from February 5.”