Gas prices throughout the United States have fallen in recent weeks, despite slight increases in barrel prices amid the ongoing war in Israel. Similarly, cooling demand has contributed to the decrease in prices, and this decline will likely continue in the coming weeks. As of Oct. 20, the average price of gas per gallon in the United States is $3.55, a 32 cent decrease from a month ago and 28 cent decrease from one year ago.
Here in Pennsylvania the price of gas per gallon has fallen to $3.73, a five cent per gallon decrease compared to one week ago, and a 19 cent per gallon decrease from one month ago.
Gas prices are also on the decline across key regional areas in Northeast Pennsylvania, including the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton metropolitan area and East Stroudsburg, where prices are now $3.75 a gallon and $3.56 a gallon, respectively. The dip in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton metropolitan area is four cents in the last week and 18 in the last month, while in East Stroudsburg, it’s a more sizable seven cents in the last week and 32 cents in the last month.
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