Gas prices have dropped a bit, but will relief last?

Written by on July 11, 2022

Gas prices have dropped a bit, but will relief last?

By Megan Frank
July 11, 2022

In the midst of summer vacation season, the relief may be short-lived. (Photo | Pixabay)

Gas prices have been slowly dropping for the past few weeks in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania. 

Some states have even seen prices drop under $4.

The average price of gas in the Lehigh Valley is down 10 cents from last week to about $4.78 a gallon while the state average for a gallon of fuel is $4.87. 

Theresa Podguski, director of legislative affairs for AAA East Central in Allentown, says the primary reason for the decline is lower demand at the pump.

“When we did a poll several months ago, there was a good number of people that said when they see prices at $5 a gallon they would need to adjust their lifestyle,” said Podguski.

Still, the relief may be short-lived, Podbuski said, since people are likely to gas up for summer vacations.  

A temporary three-month “gas tax holiday” recently proposed by President Joe Biden has not found widespread support in Congress.

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