Pa. gas tax counters falling oil prices

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – Gas prices may be way down but if you fuel up in Pennsylvania, look for a price increase.

A new gas tax in the Keystone state is in effect which adds about 10 cents to each gallon.

Unleaded gasoline at a station in Hermitage was selling for $2.59 per gallon on Friday compared to an average about $2 per gallon in Ohio.

The extra money will be used to make improvements on roads and bridges.

This is the second of three installments for the tax.

Last year’s hike brought in $800 million.

Overall, Pennsylvania drivers now pay up to 70 cents a gallon in state and federal gas taxes.

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