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Susquehanna Valley Gas Prices Drop Ahead of Historic Holiday Travel Week

Pennsylvania, Gas Prices
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Gas prices in the Susquehanna Valley fell again this week, this time by nearly four cents to $2.651 per gallon this week, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Four states across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region are paying some of the most expensive gasoline in the country; Pennsylvania ($2.71), Washington, D.C. ($2.68), Connecticut ($2.65), and New York ($2.63). 

Still, gas prices decreased on the week across the region.  Building by 750,000 barrels, gasoline inventories increased for a fifth consecutive week and register at 59 million barrels, which is the highest level in four months.  

This week’s average prices: Susquehanna Valley Average: $2.651
Average price during the week of December 11, 2017: $2.688
Average price during the week of December 19, 2016: $2.471

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

$2.752            Elysburg
$2.585            Lewisburg
$2.649            Mifflinburg
$2.642            Milton
$2.692            Mount Carmel
$2.603            Selinsgrove
$2.684            Shamokin
$2.599            Sunbury

On the National Front
On the week, the national average dropped three cents to $2.43 – 12 cents cheaper than one month ago, but 20 cents more per gallon than this time last year.  Weekly gasoline inventories increased by an astonishing 5.7 million barrels, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report. 

AAA projects that more than 107 million Americans will travel more than fifty miles away from home for the holidays (December 23-January 1).  For the 97.4 million traveling by car, gasoline has the potential to drop.  The increase in supply combined with so-far weaker winter demand and seasonal gasoline trends could pave the way for even cheaper winter gas prices in the coming weeks, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at

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