PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are five cents more expensive this week at $2.512 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Only three Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states have more expensive gas price averages on the week, including Pennsylvania (+2 cents). The rest of the region is paying less to fill-up as compared to last Monday.
With regional utilization up 2.2 percent to 74.6 and an increase in imports, the region’s gasoline stocks built by 2.3 million barrels for the week ending Feb. 1 – the largest of any region according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bradford is $2.558; in Brookville, $2.541; DuBois, $2.540; Erie, $2.560; and Warren, $2.599.
On the week, the national gas price average is two cents more expensive, landing at $2.28. At the start of the workweek, nearly half of all state averages also saw jumps — some at or more than a dime increase.