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Gasoline prices in Wyoming County dropped about a dime a gallon across January, a survey of all 18 service stations in the county revealed this past weekend.

The 87 octane, decreased 11.9 cents to $2.447 a gallon from the $2.566 consumers paid in the county five weeks ago, a survey of Wyoming County’s service stations on Feb. 2-3, revealed.

This past weekend’s county average was 18.9 cents more than the national average price for 87-octane on Saturday of $2.259 and 2.5 cents less than the Pennsylvania average of $2.472.

The average price for 89-octane dropped 13.9 cents to $2.693 from the $2.832 gallon average of five weeks ago.

The average price of 93-octane locally on the weekend was $2.966. That is down 14.2 cents a gallon from the $3.108 average of five weeks ago.

According to statistics compiled by the American Automobile Association, a year ago 87-octane sold at a national average price of $2.603 a gallon. One month ago, it was $2.2.249.

Conventional wisdom says that the costs tend to reflect the volatility of the crude oil market where a barrel of crude traded for $55.26 a barrel Friday. That was actually up by around $10 a barrel from one month earlier.

Futures analysts note, however, that crude inventories reveal a glut of oil worldwide.

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.

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 it in January 2005.

Wyoming County

gas prices

Feb. 2-3, 2019

87 89 93

Octane Octane Octane

Black Walnut

Gulf 2.46 2.76 3.06

Evans Falls

Sunoco 2.41 -- --

Gulf 2.45 2.99 3.19

Factoryville

Exxon 2.55 2.85 3.15

Falls

Citgo 2.53 2.83 3.12

Laceyville

Citgo 2.49 2.74 2.99

Lake Winola

Citgo 2.39 2.51 2.86

Mehoopany

Dandy 2.42 2.62 2.82

Meshoppen

Best 2.49 2.59 --

Dandy 2.42 2.62 2.82

Nicholson

Pump’n 2.53 2.65 3.00

Tunkhannock

FoodExp 2.39 2.69 2.89

CitgoTown 2.42 3.19 3.39

Sunoco 2.39 2.59 2.97

ValEaton 2.39 2.51 2.86

CitgoMH 2.39 2.51 2.86

Washington Twp.

Citgo 2.39 2.51 2.83

FoodExp 2.37 2.47 2.67