Prices at the pump continue to climb
Susquehanna Valley gas prices have climbed this week as local motorists paid an average two cents more at the pump. Tuesday's average was $3.804, said Megan Amrich, AAA East Central.
According to the nonprofit association's Fuel Gauge, gas prices are continuing to rise across the country. The national average is $3.748, up 15 cents over last week and 45 cents this month. The state with the lowest average price is Wyoming at $3.189. Hawaii drivers are paying the highest average, $4.282 per gallon.
High oil prices, regional refinery issues, speculation and the approaching switchover to summer-blend gasoline have played a role in the rising gasoline costs.
A fuel cost calculator, found at www.fuelcostcalculator.aaa.com, lets users calculate their fuel cost for a trip by entering their vehicle year, make and model and specifying their starting point and destination.
This week's average prices (As of Tuesday morning):
Susquehanna Valley Average - $3.804.
Average price during the week of February 12, 2013 - $ 3.780.
Average price during the week of February 21, 2012 - N/A.
Today's National Average Price - $ 3.748.
Following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
Lewisburg - $3.791
Mifflinburg - $3.804
Milton - $3.787
Selinsgrove - $3.821
Shamokin - $3.817
Sunbury - $3.804
(AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 82 local offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Kentucky servicing 2.7 million members. Its report is published each week in The News-Item.)