Gas is basically $5 a gallon in Schuylkill County.
Well, it’s $4.99 and 9-10ths of a cent. And unless you’ve figured out how to split a penny 10 ways, gas is $5 a gallon.
This, of course, is another new record high for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Schuylkill County. So, when you fill ‘er up this weekend, maybe you’ll feel a real sense of pride in paying more to get from Point A to Point B than anyone who came before you in local history.
No? Not feeling that sense of pride?
Don’t worry. This $4.99.9 for a gallon of gas probably won’t last long.
The price certainly didn’t last very long earlier this week when reported on a then-record high for gasoline, when the price hit $4.89. Literally just a few hours after we snapped a pic of the gasoline sign outside the Turkey Hill in Port Carbon, the price went up to $4.95.
We spotted the $4.99.9 price at the Mobil station that straddles the E. Norwegian Twp./St. Clair border. It was the same price in Port Carbon, too, and several readers have reported seeing this price in their area.
The price may hold for the weekend but don’t be too shocked if you go to fill up the vehicle for work on Monday and it’s over $5.
Gas Hits $5 a Gallon in Schuylkill County
We’re not the only ones experiencing record highs in gas prices. The nationwide average is higher than it’s ever been, too. AAA reports that the national average on Thursday was $4.71. The new national average, as of Friday night, is $4.76. And the average price rose 9 cents per gallon in the last week.
In Pennsylvania, the average price is $4.85. The average price in Schuylkill County is $4.87 but that reported price doesn’t reflect the increase we saw on Friday, so the numbers tomorrow will likely show an average much close to the $5 mark.
Bradford, Pike, and Susquehanna counties have the highest average prices, respectively, in Pennsylvania. Each is no more than a few pennies from $5 a gallon.