For the last ten weeks, drivers across the U.S. have enjoyed a steady decline in fuel costs. This trend is primarily due to low levels of demand, which have limited pump prices despite fluctuating crude oil prices and OPEC+ production cuts. As of December 1, the national average for gas stands at $3.25 per gallon, which is 21 cents cheaper than last month.
Here in Pennsylvania, the price of gas per gallon has descended to $3.57, marking a 12-cent drop from last month and a 36-cent reduction over the past year.
Metropolitan areas across the state’s northeast region have continued to experience low fuel costs, as well. In East Stroudsburg, the average gallon is $3.47, reflecting a 5-cent decrease from last month and a 41-cent drop from last year. In the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton area, the price of gas mirrors the statewide average, indicating a 12-cent dip from last month and a 39-cent markdown over the past year.
To find out more about gas prices nationally and locally, go here.