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Pain at the Pump: Gas Prices Rising Here, Statewide

Household budget feeling tighter in recent weeks? Higher gas prices might be to blame.

Gas prices in your neighborhood are ticking up. 

The current average price of a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $3.889 and rising, up from $3.669 a month ago.

See the chart below to see the trend line:

PennsylvaniaUSA Today 3.889 3.841 Yesterday 3.880 3.840 One Week Ago 3.794 3.806 One Month Ago 3.669 3.678 One Year Ago 3.635 3.661 * Average Regular Gas Prices - Updated: 7:35 a.m. Tuesday. Source: Gasbuddy.com

Locally, here's where to find the best deal:

$3.80 at Springfield Exxon 801 Baltimore Pike

$3.94 Sunoco 198 Saxer Ave.

$3.97 Shell 400 Baltimore Pike

Despite the rise, analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com—the parent company of PennsylvaniaGasPrices.com—thinks prices will drop soon.

"Even with Isaac long gone, the oil industry is still bringing capacity back online- at refineries and oil rigs, which is keeping pressure on prices," DeHaan said in a press release. "Supply remains tight across the country as we slowly approach the transition to winter-spec gasoline, but I continue to be firm in believing that the national average will start to decline towards the end of September, as is typically the case.”

Does the price impact when you fill up your tank? How are rising prices impacting your life?

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