Gas prices keep going up in Schuylkill County.
And on Sunday, we hit a new record high average for a gallon of gas locally, hitting $4.78.
We couldn’t find it at that price but we did find all the stations in the Schuylkill Haven, Orwigsburg, and Cressona areas charging $4.79 a gallon for regular unleaded.
The price of diesel fuel was at $6.45 a gallon at the Mobil in Schuylkill Haven.
According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pennsylvania was at $4.77. And the average price nationwide is $4.59.
Gas Hits $4.79 in Schuylkill County
Nearby, you’re not going to save any money on gas either. Here are the average prices for a gallon of gas in counties surrounding Schuylkill:
- Luzerne: $4.83
- Columbia: $4.76
- Northumberland: $4.74
- Dauphin: $4.70
- Lebanon: $4.71
- Berks: $4.80
- Lehigh: $4.83
- Carbon: $4.78
The average price for diesel in Pennsylvania was $6.31 on Sunday. That’s up 17 cents from last week.
It definitely appears we’re headed to $5 a gallon here in Schuylkill County, and probably sooner rather than later. The price has gone up almost 15 cents a gallon over the last week. And it’s up nearly 57 cents over the last month.
We’ve set new records on gas prices each day for the last week.
And now that the unofficial start of summertime is fast approaching, demand for fuel will be on the rise, which will lead to another spike in prices.
At this point, the only thing that could stop gas prices from trending the way they’ve been is an economic recession, and wouldn’t that be lovely.