A western PA gas station will offer gas at $2.38 per gallon

THE WEEKEND IN A FEW MINUTES. ASHLEY: WE ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP AN EYE ON GAS PRICES AS THEY ARE DOWN ONE SENT ACROSS THE BOARD. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS NOW $4.95. THE AVERAGE IS FIVE DOLLARS PER GALLON IN PENNSYLVANIA AND IN PITTSBURGH. YOU CAN PAY WHAT YOU ARE PAYING BACK IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR AT A GAS STATION IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY. IT IS SELLING GAS FOR $2.38 PER GALLON BUT ONLY FOR ONE MORE HOUR IF THERE IS EVEN ANY LEFT. JIM IS JOINING US NOW LIVE FROM THE BP GAS STATION ON LEECHBURG ROAD. JIM, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? JIM: I CAN TELL YOU THERE ARE NO TICKETS LEFT. THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF WILLY WONKA’S GOLDEN TICKET TODAY. YOU CAN SEE ALL THE CARS BEHIND BE FILLING UP AROUND 8:00 THIS MORNING. THEY TELL ME WITHIN AN HOUR OR SO ALL OF THESE TICKETS WERE CLAIMED. AS FAR AS TRAFFIC GOES, IT HAS GOT A PRETTY GOOD BACK UP RIGHT NOW. USE THAT SHOPPING PLAZA ACROSS THE STREET TO LINE EVERYBODY UP BEFORE THEY GOT STARTED. FOLKS STARTED A HALF-HOUR EARLY AND THIS EVENT IS BEING PUT ON BY THE POLITICAL ODYSSEY GROUP — ADDICTS THE CHOSE $2.38 BECAU IS WHAT IT WAS WHEN PRESIDENT BIDEN TOOK OFFICE. I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO THE MANAGER AT THE STORE WHO TOLD ME WHEN SHE WAS APPROACHED ABOUT THIS, SHE SAID IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO JUST GIVE BACK. WE TALKED TO SOMEBODY FULL TO SAY THAT THEY NEED THIS. GAS PRICES HAVE BEEN RISING CONSISTENTLY, AND SO THIS LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK GOES A LONG WAY FOR THEM. WE SAW FOLKS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS KITTANNING COMING DOWN HERE, UP FROM THE CITY AREA, THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES. I WOULD IMAGINE THIS WILL BE THROUGH WITHIN ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO, TRAFFIC SHOULD BE OPENING UP IN A BIT. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS THE

A western Pennsylvania gas station will offer gas at $2.38 per gallon

As of Wednesday, the average cost of gas in the state of Pennsylvania was $5.00.

The line for gas is sure to be long at a BP in Lower Burrell Wednesday. The gas station, located in the 3200 block of Leechburg Road, is partnering up with the political group Americans for Prosperity to offer gas at $2.38 a gallon for one day. $2.38 was the national average of gas in mid-January 2021, the group said. As of Wednesday, the average cost of gas in the state of Pennsylvania was $5.00. The national average is $4.95. At the Lower Burrell station, the price of gas was $5.09 on Tuesday.According to a news release from organizers, the event is part of AFP’s “True Cost of Washington” campaign which highlights rising costs for Pennsylvanians and their businesses. AFP says Pennsylvanians spent an extra $500-600 out of pocket in April amid rising inflation.”I was off today so I thought Id take advantage of it,” said Tammy Berardone of Cheswick. “We might never see these prices again.” Tammy Bartley is the manager of the BP. She tells us when the group approached her about the idea, it was easy to say yes.”I just feel like we’ve done something to help them out, especially the older people working on a budget, or people that don’t have a job right now,” Bartley said. “e just figured it was time to do something.””What’s happening is that Americans are having to choose between gas and food, or gas and vacations, or gas and dance lessons or drum lessons or soccer or hockey for their kids, and Americans Shouldn’t have to be making those choices,” coalitions director Mary Cirucci said.Americans for Prosperity were at the BP station beginning at 11 am The gas price was set at $2.38 a gallon for the first 150 vehicles — only 87 octane, no RVs , no gas cans. This went on for two hours or until 1,500 gallons were used up.The group is paying the difference to the gas station. That bill will be just over $4,000.”We wish we could do that for everybody, but obviously that’s impossible. So the bigger picture is to really draw attention to inflation, and tie those policies that are driving up inflation to the people, and then , in effect, impact change in Washington, DC,” Cirucci said.

The line for gas is sure to be long at a BP in Lower Burrell Wednesday.

The gas station, located in the 3200 block of Leechburg Road, is partnering up with the political group Americans for Prosperity to offer gas at $2.38 a gallon for one day. $2.38 was the national average of gas in mid-January 2021, the group said.

As of Wednesday, the average cost of gas in the state of Pennsylvania was $5.00. The national average is $4.95. At the Lower Burrell station, the price of gas was $5.09 on Tuesday.

According to a news release from organizers, the event is part of AFP’s “True Cost of Washington” campaign which highlights rising costs for Pennsylvanians and their businesses. AFP says Pennsylvanians spent an extra $500-600 out of pocket in April amid rising inflation.

“I was off today so I thought Id take advantage of it,” said Tammy Berardone of Cheswick. “We might never see these prices again.”

Tammy Bartley is the manager of the BP. She tells us when the group approached her about the idea, it was easy to say yes.

“I just feel like we’ve done something to help them out, especially the older people working on a budget, or people that don’t have a job right now,” Bartley said. “e just figured it was time to do something.”

“What’s happening is that Americans are having to choose between gas and food, or gas and vacations, or gas and dance lessons or drum lessons or soccer or hockey for their kids, and Americans shouldn’t have to be making those choices,” coalitions director Mary Cirucci said.

Americans for Prosperity were at the BP station beginning at 11 am The gas price was set at $2.38 a gallon for the first 150 vehicles — only 87 octane, no RVs, no gas cans. This went on for two hours or until 1,500 gallons were used up.

The group is paying the difference to the gas station. That bill will be just over $4,000.

“We wish we could do that for everybody, but obviously that’s impossible. So the bigger picture is to really draw attention to inflation, and tie those policies that are driving up inflation to the people, and then, in effect, impact change in Washington , DC,” Cirucci said.

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