Summer Blend Gas Is Here Bringing Higher Prices To Allegheny County

We won't see prices under $3 anytime soon

Lynne Hayes-Freeland
May 07, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Gas Pump

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Summer blend gasoline has officially arrived. 

Gas stations in Allegheny County began selling it on May 1 and the price is about 4 cents a gallon more than the price in surrounding counties that don’t have to use summer gas.

The prices range anywhere from $3.10 a gallon to $3.19.

Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com tells KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland, “We’re starting to get real close to the highest we’ve been (at) since 2014 and prices across the country, this isn’t just unique to Pittsburgh at least, prices have been moving higher.”

DeHaan says we may see prices trickle down, but, “I think there’s a good possibility that we’ll flirt with that $3 a gallon level for most of summer.”

Allegheny County has not received permission yet to stop using summer gas, but Senator Pat Toomey has asked the Environment Protection Agency to make a decision by Early June. 

AAA reports the average around Western PA is 3.10, with Pittsburgh at $3.17.

The national average is at $2.89.

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