HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two Harrisburg gas stations have started a pricing war to get the cheapest gas in the area.

The Sunoco and Exxon on Linglestown Road and Front Street have each lowered their gas prices to $3.79/gallon for regular. The stations tell abc27 News that they did this on purpose and are attempting to match or best each other.

“It is almost a dollar less than most places. I am going to camp out down here,” said Ray Vega, Rutherford.

“I have seen them the last couple days. I usually get gas up at the Giant, but they are probably 60 or 70 cents more,” said Tom Taylor.

A lot of people are filling up their gas tanks and spreading the word. “I told my in-laws in south Harrisburg to get down here,” said Vega.

Victor Digiacomo was traveling through the Midstate on his way back home to New York and stopped to fill up his gas tank.

“Compared to home these prices are nice and low. Back home I’m used to paying about 80 cents more a gallon,” said Digiacomo.

Norm Difinderfer says he was watching abc27 News at Noon and saw the report on the gas war.

“So my wife says, ‘we’re going for gas’,” said Diefenderfer.

He drove six miles and passed several gas stations to get the best price.

“When I was in high school I worked at a gas station. When we had a gas war, gas got down to 16 cents a gallon and that was in 1958,” said Diefenderfer.

Many are hoping the competition will drive the gas prices even lower.

“I am glad to see the spirit of competition is helping us little people. Pennsylvanians are suffering enough so this is a blessing in disguise and I appreciate it. I would like to see more of it,” said Vega.

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According to Gas Buddy, the average gasoline prices in Harrisburg have fallen 7.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.33/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 241 stations in Harrisburg.

Prices in Harrisburg are 45.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.12/g higher than a year ago.

The national average price of diesel has declined 13.1 cents in the last week and stands at $5.14 per gallon.

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The national average price of gasoline has fallen 15.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.01/g today. The national average is down 68.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 83.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.