Western PA Gas Prices Drop, National Average Continues to Fall

Pennsylvania, Gas Prices
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Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania fell by nearly four cents this week to an average of $2.819 per gallon this week, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

All states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region are paying less for a gallon of gasoline than a week ago.  Compared to the prior week’s 5.7 million barrel drop, gasoline inventories took a small decrease of only 1.4 million barrels on the week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  As demands slow with the onset of fall, gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will continue to decrease in the coming weeks.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $2.819
Average price during the week of September 18, 2017: $2.855
Average price during the week of September 26, 2016: $2.358

The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:      

$2.796      Altoona
$2.855      Beaver
$2.814      Bradford
$2.809      Brookville
$2.841      Butler
$2.815      Clarion
$2.809      Du Bois
$2.807      Erie
$2.826      Greensburg
$2.816      Indiana
$2.864      Jeannette
$2.834      Kittanning
$2.811      Latrobe
$2.785      Meadville
$2.837      Mercer
$2.762      New Castle
$2.827      New Kensington
$2.851      Pittsburgh
$2.836      Sharon
$2.778      Uniontown
$2.808      Warren
$2.833      Washington

On the National Front
One month after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, motorists are finally seeing consistent declines in gas prices.  At $2.57, today’s national average is five cents less than a week ago, 22 cents more expensive than a month ago, and 36 cents more than a year ago.

According to the Department of Energy, Gulf Coast refinery operations were up nearly 10 percent for the week ending September 15.  Overall, 10 refineries are operating at reduced rates, while three remain shut down.  In addition, the Colonial Pipeline remains on about a seven-day gasoline delivery delay, but they estimate that by the end of the month the pipeline will be returning to normal deliveries.

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.

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 81 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  Past news releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com


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