PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are down by two cents this week to $3.124 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Motorists are enjoying cheaper gas prices at the pump across all states in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. Statewide, Pennsylvania’s average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is three cents lower than one week ago ($3.07).
Adding a substantial 2.2 million barrels to inventories, regional levels register at 67 million and are likely a factor driving gas prices down. However, despite the build, the region has a 2 million-inventory deficit compared to Energy Information Administration data for this time last year.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline Bradford was $3.053; DuBois, $3.042; Erie, $3.130; and Warren, $3.097.
At $2.92, the national gas price average has dropped four cents since the beginning of June. Monday’s average is three cents less than a week ago, six cents more than a month ago and 58 cents more expensive than a year ago. On the week, only eight states saw prices increase while all others dropped by as much as 13 cents or remained stable.