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Gas prices continue to drop for third week, bringing some relief at the pump

Average gas prices have fallen for the past three weeks with a handful of states falling under $4 a gallon.

Average prices today, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, for a gallon of gas according to AAA, are:

  • National - $4.80

  • Pennsylvania - $4.88

  • Harrisburg - $4.85

“As expected, and for the third straight week, average gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest level in over a month. The price of wholesale gasoline has plummeted, providing price relief as millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday weekend,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“While we may see prices decline into this week, the drop could fade soon if oil prices reverse, especially with strong demand over the holiday. For the time being, Americans are spending nearly $100 million per day less on gasoline than when prices peaked a few weeks ago, and that’s well-needed relief at a time when gas prices remain near records.”

Over the holiday weekend, De Haan said on Twitter - “Nice to see- sub-$4/gal prices popping back up, mainly in a handful of ‘cheap’ states like GA, AR, TX, etc, but we’re now at approx 0.8% of US gas stations under $4/gal!”

Prices in the Harrisburg area have fallen 6.8 cents in the last week and are 5.5 cents lower than a month ago but $1.68 higher than a year ago.

The lowest price in central Pa., according to reports by GasBuddy users, is $4.65 a gallon at Sheetz in Penn Twp., Perry County.

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