LV drivers pay more than the national average for gas

Written by on February 15, 2022

LV drivers pay more than the national average for gas

By Hayden Mitman
February 15, 2022

The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.50 across the nation. (Photo | WLVR)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Inflation continues to be a worry for the community and it seems like there’s no end in sight.

Not only are gas prices up over last year, but Lehigh Valley residents are paying more at the pump than both the state and national average. 

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The national average per gallon is just about $3.50.

But, according to the AAA’s Gas Price Report, here in Pennsylvania, drivers are paying 20 cents more.

Lehigh Valley drivers are paying even more at about $3.71 a gallon.

The report found that gas prices in the Lehigh Valley have risen as much as $1 over this time last year.

And, it claims that the reason gas prices have climbed is that the cost of crude oil has spiked and demand is up. 

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are also cited as a reason for rising oil prices.

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