• Gasoline prices are back on the increase in Wyoming County, with a gain of at least 25 cents a gallon over the past month, a survey of 18* of its 19 service stations this past Sunday revealed.

The average price of a gallon of 87-octane increased 25.1 cents to $2.285 from the $2.034 a gallon consumers paid in the county four weeks earlier.

This past weekend’s county average was 10.7 cents above the national average price for 87-octane on Saturday of $2.178, and 14.9 cents less than the Pennsylvania average of $2.434.

The average price for 89-octane increased 22.9 cents to $2.564 from the $2.335 a gallon average of four weeks ago.

The average price of 93-octane locally on the weekend was $2.815. That is up 26 cents from the $2.555 average of four weeks ago.

According to statistics compiled by the American Automobile Association, a year ago, 87-octane sold at a national average price of $2.708 a gallon. One month ago, it was $1.968.

Conventional wisdom says that the costs tend to reflect the volatility of the crude oil market where crude traded for $38.49 a barrel on Friday. That is $4 more a barrel from one month earlier.

A national record high for 87-octane of $4.114 was established on July 17, 2008. A state record high of $4.074 was established on July 16, 2008.

Gas prices hovered above the $3 mark until October of that year as instability and fear of a deepening recession rocked the global markets.

In January 2009, the average price of a gallon of 87-octane in Wyoming County was $1.701. That was the lowest price level since the Wyoming County Press Examiner began monitoring gas prices in January 2005.

  • *The ground around the pumps at Falls Citgo were under construction.

Wyoming County Gas prices June 28, 2020

87 89 93

Octane Octane Octane

Black Walnut

Gulf 2.34 2.64 2.94

Evans Falls

B-Sunoco 2.21 2.45 2.65

L-Sunoco 2.17 — --

Factoryville

Exxon 2.41 2.71 2.91

Falls

Citgo — — --

Laceyville

Citgo 2.34 2.59 2.84

Lake Winola

P’np 2.35 2.65 2.95

Mehoopany

Dandy 2.29 2.49 2.79

Meshoppen

Best 2.31 2.54 –

Dandy 2.29 2.49 2.79

Nicholson

P’np 2.45 2.75 3.05

Tunkhannock

FoodExp 2.19 249 2.69

Citgotown 2.27 2.79 3.15

Sunoco 2.19 2.39 2.59

P’np Eaton 2.29 2.59 2.89

P’np MH 2.29 2.59 2.89

D&C Citgo 2.19 2.39 2.59

Washington Twp.

D&C Citgo 2.19 2.39 2.59

FoodExp 2.19 2.49 2.59

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