The first two weeks of 2012 saw gas prices rise by an average of 12 cents because of geopolitical tensions with Iran. Throughout the same period in 2013, however, pump prices have risen only a penny, according to AAA’s weekly Fuel Gauge Report, which is based upon a national average.
Over the last week gas prices have actually fallen in the Lehigh Valley area by an average of a penny, but at an average of $3.50 the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas is still about four cents higher than it was at this time last year.
The price per gallon in Pennsylvania is also down by about one cent since last week, to $3.51.
Meanwhile, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is close to $3.30.
In Hellertown, as of Tuesday afternoon the price of a gallon of regular unleaded ranged from $3.47 at Citgo to $3.49 at Top Star Exxon to $3.54 at Sunoco.
In Lower Saucon Township, the price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.45 at Hess and Exxon on the Run, both of which are on Route 378 near Black River Road.
If you've spotted a better price in your travels throughout the Saucon Valley, tell us in comments.