In the last month, gas prices have jumped about 30 cents in Upper Macungie, but this last week saw little change, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.
The surge in gasoline prices has been driven somewhat by rising crude oil prices but more directly because of refinery maintenance issues. This has meant less gasoline being produced and fewer supplies, which has pushed prices higher.
According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.782 up 3.4 cents from a week ago, up 43.5 cents from last month and 8.4 cents higher than a year ago. In Pennsylvania, today’s average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.799 per gallon up 2.6 cents from a week ago, 27.9 cents higher from a month ago and 5.6 cents higher than a year ago.
In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.759 per gallon, 1.5 cents higher than a week ago, 25.0 cents higher than a month ago and 5.0 cents higher than a year ago.
In Pennsylvania, the average price of self-serve gasoline is now $3.799 per gallon, up 2.6 cents since last week.
Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is $3.69 at the Giant Food Stores in Trexlertown.
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