PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are up by six cents over the week to $3.115 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Gasoline prices are up across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region on the week, while stable in some states. On average, prices across Pennsylvania are up by four cents.
Following last week’s 1.2 million barrel build, the region saw the largest drop of any region in the country at 1.6 million this week according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region inventory level now measures 65.5 million, the lowest level recorded in the region in the month of June and a potential factor driving prices this week.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline Bradford is $3.097; in Brookville, $3.172; in DuBois, $3.086; in Erie, $3.081; and in Warren, $3.151.
The national gas price average is $2.87, which is a penny more expensive on the week. Pump prices in nearly 30 states are seeing a jump of as much as eight cents, a dozen states saw prices drop and another dozen states’ gas price averages remain stable from last Monday. Demand for gasoline this summer remains very strong week-over-week, driving gas prices higher in some areas alongside rising crude prices.