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

Gas prices in the Meadville area and the state average were unchanged over the past week, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Prices on Monday were $2.95 per gallon at most Meadville outlets while the state average was $2.80. 

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Pennsylvania was priced at $2.58 while the most expensive was $3.05. The cheapest price in the country was $1.71 while the most expensive was $4.99.

"The nation's average gasoline price on Thanksgiving was slightly higher than expected at $2.58 per gallon, with a close to even split with roughly half the nation's states seeing average prices decline in the last week while the other saw upward moves on continued speculation on a possible U.S./China trade deal," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Moving in to December, aside from a possible trade deal that has been elusive for nearly 16 months, gas prices typically trend lower during the month as refiners continue to increase throughput after maintenance season and as overall weather curbs gasoline demand, easing prices. While prices are now notably higher than a year ago, I'd place much of the 'blame' on a strong U.S. economy and continued optimism that some sort of U.S. and China trade tie-up will be wrapped up."

Prices from around the region:

• Andover, Ohio: Average price is $2.69 per gallon.

• Ashtabula, Ohio: Prices as low as $2.47 per gallon.

• Edinboro: Average price is $2.89 per gallon.

• Erie: Average price is $2.87 per gallon, with prices as low as $2.65 on Peach Street.

• Greenville: Prices as low as $2.76 per gallon.

• Pittsburgh: Average price is $2.86 per gallon.

• Waterford: Prices as low as $2.58 per gallon.

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