Allegheny County Could See Gas Prices 50 Cents Higher Than Surrounding Area

Surrounding counties have left the summer gas program, Allegheny remains

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA - Gas prices are up 11 cents a gallon across Western Pennsylvania, and Triple A says it's due to the start of summer-blend gas production.

On KDKA Radio, Don Bowers with Countywide Petroleum tells Larry and John most area counties have left the summer gas program, except Allegheny County

“The counties that are around Allegheny County are going to get the less expensive gasoline come May 1 so because it’s such an island we could see gasoline prices in Allegheny County go anywhere from 30 to 50 cents higher than the surrounding counties,” said Bowers.

And Allegheny County motorists should expect prices to keep going up

“The counties that surround Allegheny County all are out of the summer gasoline program; problem is Allegheny County was late pushing that through because they have a separate program than what the rest of the counties do, said Bowers.

Allegheny County's application to leave the summer gas program is pending approval.

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