Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania down by almost two cents at $3.098 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
All motorists in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are paying one to five cents less this week to fill-up. Statewide, Pennsylvania gas prices are about two cents less on the week ($3.04). With a 800,000 barrel draw, regional gasoline inventory levels now sit at 63.2 million - the lowest levels reported in the region by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) since early May.
This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.098
Average price during the week of August 13, 2018: $3.113
Average price during the week of August 21, 2017: $2.588
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$2.976 Du Bois
$3.084 New Castle
$3.058 New Kensington
On the National Front
As summer slows to an end and consumer demand weans, gas prices across the country are becoming less expensive. Today’s national gas price average is $2.84, which is three cents less than at the beginning of the month. Except for a handful of states, most motorists are seeing slow-but-steady pump price drops during the last few weeks. Barring any uncommon influences, the national average is expected to keep moving lower, especially with the switchover to cheaper winter-blend gasoline in September.
At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate increased 45 cents to settle at $65.91. Oil prices ended the week with slight gains due to a softening dollar, after tumbling midweek following new data from the EIA that showed domestic crude oil inventories grew by 6.8 million barrels last week.
Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at GasPrices.AAA.com.
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