Gas prices jumped 17 cents per gallon over the last week in Schuylkill County.
The average gallon of regular unleaded gas here in the coal region now costs $4.42 (as of March 12), according to reports we’ve been tracking from readers and at GasBuddy.com.
That’s definitely a record high for gas prices in the area but if there’s any sort of silver lining here, it’s that the price of a gallon of gas has steadied over the last 4 days. From March 6-9, the price rose that full 17 cents and it’s been steady since.
In some places around Schuylkill County, the price actually dropped.
Gas Price at $4.42 Per Gallon in Schuylkill County – Up 17 Cents in a Week
The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Schuylkill County is right on par with the state average. But that’s 10 cents more than the national average, according to information at AAA. Pike County ($4.53) and Luzerne County ($4.49) have the most expensive gas in Pennsylvania.
Fayette County, in southwest Pennsylvania, has the cheapest gas at $4.31 a gallon.
Statewide, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pennsylvania jumped 25 cents, from $4.18 to $4.43.
The price of diesel fuel statewide increased to $5.44 a gallon. Last week, it was $4.91, a 53-cent bump.