I understand the reason behind empty blocks but it seems to me that after the EIP-1559 the average gas prices of the transactions in the mined blocks are really low compared to what is the needed gas price to get a transaction included.
For example check the blocks that are being mined now: https://etherscan.io/blocks
For "now" I mean around the 12978365-th block. The average gas price is about 10gwei (but very volatile) nevertheless always according to Etherscan the average gas price is around 40. Why? What is happening?