Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are about a penny more expensive this week at $2.471 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
State gas price averages are as much as a nickel more in some Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states on the week (Pennsylvania, +1 cent). However, more states saw gas prices decrease than increase. With a 2-million-barrel build, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data measures the region’s gasoline stocks at a staggering 68 million barrels. The large stock continues to minimize fluctuation at the pump.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas includes $2.539 in Bradford, $2.264 in New Castle and $2.626 in Warren.
Many motorists filling up across the country are noticing gas prices that are increasing slightly. However, while nearly 25 states’ averages increased on the week, the national average is only a penny more than a week ago at $2.26. The fluctuating national and state gas price averages come alongside an increase in gasoline demand and reflect the higher crude oil prices as of late.