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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in August

KELLY TOWNSHIP — Now may be the time for drivers to fill their gas tanks.

According to AAA, national gas prices are lower than they have been in years. Newswatch 16 caught up with some drivers traveling through Union County on Friday who were not complaining about the drop in price.

Dozens of cars and trucks with out of state plates were pumping gas at a Sheetz gas station near Lewisburg.

Melissa VanRensselaer is from New York. She has a camper hitched to the back of her truck. She and her family were on their way to Maryland.

“Traveling with an RV isn’t necessarily a savings,” said VanRensselaer.

VanRensselar said paying for gas to lug a big RV around can get expensive. She’s said she’s noticed the price of gas is lower.

“Gas prices are steep, but heading a little south it’s a lot cheaper than in the Rochester, New York area,” said VanRensselaer.

AAA says the average price of gas in Northeastern PA is $3.54 a gallon. A month ago it was $3.69.

Near Lewisburg the lowest price Newswatch 16 could find at the pump was $3.35 cents.

“It definitely matters. It makes a big difference, gas prices and it definitely makes it easier to travel and less expensive. So, it’s great. We’re on a tight budget,” said Sarah Snyder from Harrisburg.

Newswatch 16 spoke with several people who are from out of state. They said they like these gas prices, but they would have traveled, no matter the cost.

“I’ll make sure to fill up here because gas is a lot cheaper down here than it is in New York state. So, yea I do think about it on that end,” said Bill Griffin from New York.

Griffin is camping near New Columbia with his family. He said he makes the trip to the area every year and has watched the price of gas go up and down. He said it doesn’t stop him from traveling.

“I know people that won’t travel if it’s too expensive and complain about gas prices. I tend to look the other way a lot,” said Griffin.

AAA says they expect the price of gas to continue to fall, but weather and demand could change the price at any time.


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