PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania have gone up four cents over the week to $3.099 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Gas prices are 3- to 7-cents more expensive on the week for Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. New York and Connecticut both saw the largest jump of seven cents.
Today, 14 states tout an average of $3.00 or more. This count includes Pennsylvania ($3.08), which remains on the list of the ten most expensive markets.
Despite a nearly 675,000 barrel draw, inventories continue to measure above the 63 million barrel level. That being said, compared to this time last year, inventories are at a 7 million barrel deficit in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bradford was $3.082; Brookville, $3.088; DuBois, $3.070; Erie, $2.078; and Warren, $3.090.
Nationally, gas prices jumped 12 cents over the past 14 days, and six-cents since last Monday, landing the national average at $2.93 – the highest price point going into the Memorial Day weekend since 2014.