Gas prices throughout the United States have fallen in recent weeks, despite slight increases in barrel prices amid the ongoing war in Israel. Similarly, cooling demand has contributed to the decrease in prices, and this decline will likely continue in the coming weeks. As of Oct. 20, the average price of gas per gallon in the United States is $3.55, a 32 cent decrease from a month ago and 28 cent decrease from one year ago.
Here in Pennsylvania the price of gas per gallon has fallen to $3.73, a five cent per gallon decrease compared to one week ago, and a 19 cent per gallon decrease from one month ago.
In Northwest Pennsylvania, prices are similarly on the decline. In the key regional areas of Erie and Mercer County, prices are down over both the last week and last month. In Erie, prices are $3.82 a gallon, three cents cheaper than a week ago and 14 cents lower than a month ago. While in Mercer County, the price of $3.84 a gallon is five cents lower than last week and 11 cents lower than last month.
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