OK, Emmaus Patch, we’ve got bad news and then even more bad news for you when it comes to filling up your gas tank this week.
Prices nationally are up. And, they're up a lot. Prices in Pennsylvania are up too.
According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline went up 16.9 cents from a week ago to $3.533 and the Pennsylvania average increased 13.7 cents to $3.670.
The Lehigh Valley average is on-par with the rest of the country, spiking 13.7 cents since last week and hitting $3.532 per gallon.
Now for the really bad news: Gas prices in the 18049 zip code have jumped this week too, showing prices anywhere from 6 to 9 cents above the Lehigh Valley average price, according to gasbuddy.com.
On Tuesday night two stations were tied for the cheapest price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the 18049 zip code, according to gasbuddy.com. Both the Hess at 4002 Chestnut St. and the Sunoco at 4090 Chestnut St. and Buckeye Road, were selling a gallon of regular for $3.59 Tuesday night.
If you spotted a better price, tell us in comments.