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Susquehanna Valley Gas Prices Drop, Nationwide Demand Tapers Off

Pennsylvania, Gas Prices
Oil Pump by Roy Luck
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Gas prices in the Susquehanna Valley fell by seven cents this week to an average of $2.695 per gallon according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Every state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region is paying less for a gallon of gasoline compared to a week ago.  Many motorists are seeing double digit decreases in pump prices compared to one month ago, with gas prices continuing to drop.

For a second straight week, the region increased gasoline inventory.  However, despite a 1.1 million barrel build, regional inventories are 3 million barrels below this time last year, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

This week’s average prices: Susquehanna Valley Average: $2.695
Average price during the week of October 2, 2017: $2.762
Average price during the week of October 12, 2016: $2.363

Average prices of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: 

$2.699            Elysburg
$2.636            Lewisburg
$2.727            Mifflinburg
$2.714            Milton
$2.710            Mount Carmel
$2.706            Selinsgrove
$2.709            Shamokin
$2.659            Sunbury

On the National Front
Motorists are paying on average six cents less for a gallon of gasoline on the week with all states seeing prices at the pump either drop or hold steady.  Today’s national gas price average is $2.49, which is 18 cents cheaper than a month ago.  With the latest EIA report measuring gasoline demand at 9.2 million barrels per day, down 281,000 from the week prior, retail gas prices are showing steady promise of returning to pre-hurricane rates.

Over the weekend, Hurricane Nate made landfall over the Gulf Coast and is now a tropical depression.  Ahead of the storm, many Gulf Coast oil platforms and rigs were shut down and employees evacuated.  In addition, two refineries, accounting for six percent of total Gulf Coast refining capacity, shut down.  Early reports speculate that refineries did not sustain damage and operations could start up today, Monday.  Overall, motorists will see minimal to no impact to gas prices in the region hit by the storm.

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