Northern WV Gas Average Drops Slightly

West Virginia, Gas Prices
Filling up Insight by Celeste Lindell
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Gas prices in the northern counties of West Virginia fell by a penny this week to an average of $2.314 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Almost every state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw prices increase on the week, except West Virginia (-1 cent).  On average, gas prices increased by three cents in the region on the week.

This week’s average prices: Northern WV Average: $2.314
Average price during the week of July 17, 2017: $2.325
Average price during the week of July 25, 2016: $2.187

The following is a list of the average prices in several West Virginia locations:

$2.393      Bridgeport
$2.350      Clarksburg
$2.223      Huntington
$2.396      Martinsburg
$2.281      Morgantown
$2.299      Parkersburg
$2.284      Weirton
$2.288      Wheeling

On the National Front
The bulk of the country is seeing more expensive gas prices on the week; 39 states saw prices increase on average by three cents – a major swing from last week when only nine states posted more expensive gas prices on the week.  At $2.28, the national gas price is three cents more than a week ago, which is the largest seven-day increase since before Memorial Day.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gasoline stocks took their largest dip for the first time in five weeks, bringing levels down to 231 million barrels.  That is a 10 million barrel deficit year-on-year and a factor in prices at the pump increasing.

On the U.S. inventory and oil rig count fronts, weekly decreases only show incremental downward movement, while the overall numbers still remain very high when compared to historical data.  Unless these numbers take a more pronounced nosedive, they will still depress crude prices.  In the meantime, as the numbers get closer to this season’s steady, strong demand for refined products, such as gasoline, drivers are likely to see prices continue to move up.

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

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