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Gas taxes in Pennsylvania, already the highest nationwide, went up another 8 cents today.

Gas prices in the Meadville area have remained unchanged over the past week but remain above the state average.

Prices on Monday were at $2.59 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com, while prices across the Pennsylvania were at $2.48 — a one-cent increase from last week. The national average was relatively unchanged at $2.28 per gallon.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices Monday were 38.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago and are 2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. 

"The national average price of gasoline barely nudged higher last week, driven primarily by stations hiking prices notably in the Great Lakes early last week, pushing the national average to $2.30 per gallon mid-week before those states saw stations again cutting prices and chiseling away at the nation's average price over the weekend," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "With oil prices sinking last week to $51 per barrel on concerns over a slowdown in trade talks with China, many states saw a respite in gas prices. However, as pipeline specifications begin to shift towards the first step towards summer gasoline requirements in the weeks ahead, the overhang in gasoline inventories will likely start to dry up and push gas prices higher."

Prices from around the region: 

• Andover, Ohio: Average price is $2.29 per gallon.

• Ashtabula, Ohio: Prices as low as $2.08 per gallon.

• Edinboro: Average price is $2.59 per gallon.

• Erie: Average price is $2.57 per gallon, with prices as low as $2.37 on Peach Street.

 Greenville: Prices as low as $2.49 per gallon.

• Pittsburgh: Average price is $2.50 per gallon.

• Waterford: Prices as low as $2.31 per gallon.

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