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Old 08-04-2021, 06:03 AM   #1
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Diesel Fuel in Pennsylvania

Just returned from a trip to NY from Georgia and traveled through PA. Diesel prices in PA were anywhere from $3.68 to $4.00 a gallon. The prices in the surrounding states were anywhere from $3.06 to $3.25 in Maryland, West Virginia, New York. I would advise if you need fuel stop before you hit the PA border and top off to save yourself some dollars...
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I would advise if you need fuel stop before you hit the PA border and top off to save yourself some dollars.
Both diesel and gas. Although, I was in Virginia last week and the prices there were about the same as PA. You make up for it by buying your cigarettes at the gas stations in VA.

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Old 08-04-2021, 06:16 AM   #3
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I needed gas in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. Cheapest I could find was $3.19/gallon. Crossed into Maryland a little later - - $2.89.
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Old 08-04-2021, 06:59 AM   #4
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Sadly, these price increases have only just begun!
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:01 AM   #5
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Just returned from a trip to NY from Georgia and traveled through PA. Diesel prices in PA were anywhere from $3.68 to $4.00 a gallon. The prices in the surrounding states were anywhere from $3.06 to $3.25 in Maryland, West Virginia, New York. I would advise if you need fuel stop before you hit the PA border and top off to save yourself some dollars...
You were lucky to escape. Those of us who live here enjoy those taxes every day.
NJ is also lower but not as much as before. NJ has rules requiring a gas attendant. Sometimes that's desirable and sometimes not.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:13 AM   #6
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Sadly, these price increases have only just begun!
The higher prices in PA have nothing to do with "sadly it's just begun."

PA has the 2nd highest gas taxes in the US next to CA. Almost 60¢ of the price per gallon for gas is tax and about 75¢ per gallon for diesel.

Our prices here have been higher than other states for as long as I've driven.
Unfortunately, we have some of the worst roads as well.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:43 AM   #7
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Both diesel and gas. Although, I was in Virginia last week and the prices there were about the same as PA. You make up for it by buying your cigarettes at the gas stations in VA.

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Got diesel in Virginia at $3.23. Did not see any prices even close to PA. Just fueled up this AM in Georgia. $2.83.
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The higher prices in PA have nothing to do with "sadly it's just begun."

PA has the 2nd highest gas taxes in the US next to CA. Almost 60¢ of the price per gallon for gas is tax and about 75¢ per gallon for diesel.

Our prices here have been higher than other states for as long as I've driven.
Unfortunately, we have some of the worst roads as well.
Keep in mind, though, Pennsylvania does not charge an annual personal property tax on vehicles like many other states do. Much of this money (supposedly) goes towards upkeep of roads. When I lived in Virginia, I paid over $2,000.00 per year in personal property taxes for each of my one-to pickups. My household annual personal property tax for vehicles was over $9,000.00 per year.

Now that I live in Pennsylvania, I no longer have to pay those exorbitant taxes, so I will gladly suffer the minimal (if any) deficiencies in Pennsylvania’s road quality as compared to Virginia’s and pay the higher fuel prices.

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The higher prices in PA have nothing to do with "sadly it's just begun."

PA has the 2nd highest gas taxes in the US next to CA. Almost 60¢ of the price per gallon for gas is tax and about 75¢ per gallon for diesel.

Our prices here have been higher than other states for as long as I've driven.
Unfortunately, we have some of the worst roads as well.
Yes, a few years ago they raised taxes on gas and fees for licenses, etc.
All to improve the roads. Never happened.
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We left June 2nd for a return to Mass/NH until we left to return to our retirement home in Florida. Currently on the GA./FL. Border heading back to Port Charlotte tomorrow. Went thru Ga. W.Va. Va. Pa. RI. CT. NY. Ma. NH. SC. NC. And Maine. Found gas from 2.99 in SC up to 3.39 in PA. Sheetz in PA was cheapest in PA. While Loves about. 40 cent more a gallon. Going up and on our return trip now. I did find SC the most expensive coming home about 3.49. All of this was diesel. Gas for our toad was the most expensive in SC too average where we were was 2.99. It will be interesting to see how much it is at home now in Florida. Of course having a Good Sam card saved some at Pilot of course.
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The reason that the roads are poor is that 75% of the gas tax and registrations go to paying for the State Police. The money slated for the roads never makes it there.
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The higher prices in PA have nothing to do with "sadly it's just begun."

PA has the 2nd highest gas taxes in the US next to CA. Almost 60¢ of the price per gallon for gas is tax and about 75¢ per gallon for diesel.

Our prices here have been higher than other states for as long as I've driven.
Unfortunately, we have some of the worst roads as well.
I was going to say - you don't want to come to California either then.
Higher taxes than most states, and worst roads that those taxes are supposed to keep repaired. CA can't blame it on winter freezing either, in most parts of the state.
Good ole - pay more -get less
must be our state motto.
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Old 08-04-2021, 03:30 PM   #14
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I can believe that some of the roads I drove on were horrible...and lots of construction..
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Diesel Fuel in Pennsylvania

Having been born and raised in PA, moved from PA during my military service (26 years), having been stationed damn near every naval base on east coast and retiring in Maryland after retiring again from fed government, have seen all differences in fuel prices. Couldn't afford to move back to PA. With family living in PA, only visit when I really need to and limit driving around PA when there. Always manage to save enough fuel to make it back to Delaware where gas is cheaper (10 to 15 cents). However, MD gas tax varies county to county. So the further south or on eastern shore in MD you find cheaper prices. Also in VA not near northern VA or near Norfolk area gas prices are even cheaper. PA has always been known to abuse/misuse or misappropriate gas tax funds. Just drive on any interstate hwy especially from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh (I-76) and see the results of taxes not used for roads. And NJ still requires a service attendant to pump fuel.
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I just filled up with diesel today at Sam's Club in Lake Charles,La. price per gal. of diesel, $2.68. There is no annual tax on vehicles, license plate for my Chevrolet 2500HD, four year plate is $48.00. I have a auxiliary 60 gal. tank that I would fill if going on a trip.
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I love that NJ still has people pumping gas. The ONE benefit. If they got rid of them all, the gas prices wouldn't change one bit, the companies would just get that much richer. Anytime it's snowing/raining, blazing hot, it's so nice to slip your CC out and fill up without leaving your dry and climate controlled seat. And especially during these time of pestilence, it's so nice to not have to touch that manky gas nozzle!


Plus, all those folks have jobs, not sitting at home collecting from the gov't (taking my money and yours!)
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Just returned from a trip to NY from Georgia and traveled through PA. Diesel prices in PA were anywhere from $3.68 to $4.00 a gallon. The prices in the surrounding states were anywhere from $3.06 to $3.25 in Maryland, West Virginia, New York. I would advise if you need fuel stop before you hit the PA border and top off to save yourself some dollars...

I learned back in 2016 to never buy diesel in PA. I had an auxiliary tank installed that will get me through the state in any direction. Added benefit is that I can also by pass Loves, Pilot etc and their ridiculous diesel prices. In West Virginia two weeks ago diesel was $3.05-$3.16 on average. Here in BAMA diesel can be found for $2.89 to $3.25 at non BIG rig stations. WM was $2.73 yesterday.
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I live in PA and by most of my diesel in MD. About 30 miles away. Road tax on diesel in PA is abt 80 cents a gallon.
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I wonder if PA is not gouging diesel prices with taxes because it is a major national trucking hub (especially Harrisburg) Seem like anything in a truck goes through PA.
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