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As temperatures fell, gas prices rose in Central Atlantic

| Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

As temperatures plummeted last week, gasoline prices edged up an average of 2.4 cents per gallon in the Central Appalachian region that includes Pennsylvania, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The average price Monday was $2.63 9/10 per gallon, which is 12.4 cents per gallon higher than it was a year ago in this region. Other regions saw weekly changes that ranged from a drop of 2.5 cents in the Midwest and an increase of 3.6 cents on the West Coast.

Nationally, gas prices rose 0.2 cents per gallon last week to $2.52 2/10. That's 13.4 cents per gallon higher than the national average from a year ago.

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