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Gas falls below $2 a gallon

The average price for gasoline across the Pennsylvania is 12 cents cheaper this week at $2.331 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Prices have pushed cheaper across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region this week, and many states are seeing prices that are nearly 40 cents cheaper on the month.

In Lehighton, prices have dropped to less than $2 per gallon.

Twenty-nine states have gas price averages at $2.10 or less with Oklahoma ($1.72) carrying the cheapest in the country.

While gas prices start to trend more expensive at the beginning of spring, especially as motorists get out to enjoy the warmer weather and travel for spring break, it appears that will not yet be the case this year. With Americans urged to stay at home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, there is less traffic on the roadways which will ultimately drive down demand, increase gasoline supply and push pump prices less expensive for the foreseeable future.

The price of gas has finally fallen below $2 per gallon in our area. The decline in price is due to the coronavirus outbreak. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS