Western PA Gas Prices Continue Moving Downward

Gas Prices, Pennsylvania
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After dropping by three cents last week, Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are down by another three cents this week at $3.077 per gallon according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

On the week, pump prices are as much as a dime cheaper across Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.  Statewide, gasoline is three cents cheaper this week in Pennsylvania ($3.03). 

With a decrease of 602,000 barrels, gasoline inventories in the region register right at the 70 million mark, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.  The region is sitting on a 12.1 million year-over-year surplus, underscoring the nation’s high gasoline production rates this year.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average:  $3.077
Average price during the week of October 15, 2018:  $3.111
Average price during the week of October 23, 2017:  $2.725

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

$2.963      Altoona
$3.087      Beaver
$3.042      Bradford
$3.199      Brookville
$3.071      Butler
$3.111      Clarion
$2.997      Du Bois
$3.077      Erie
$3.108      Greensburg
$3.110      Indiana
$3.152      Jeannette
$3.108      Kittanning
$3.079      Latrobe
$3.009      Meadville
$3.069      Mercer
$2.975      New Castle
$3.134      New Kensington
$3.136      Pittsburgh
$3.019      Sharon
$3.107      Uniontown
$3.106      Warren
$3.031      Washington

On the National Front 
Motorists across the country are seeing gas prices more than a dime cheaper than last week, with 41 states having less expensive state averages on the week.  The national gas price average is $2.85, which is six-cents cheaper than this month’s highest price of $2.91 – the most expensive average during the month of October since 2014.  As nationwide gasoline inventories remain mostly stable, lower demand has been a contributing factor in recent weeks driving gas prices down. 

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate increased 47 cents to settle at $69.12.  The crude market mostly saw losses last week following EIA’s latest weekly petroleum report, which showed domestic crude inventory grew for the fourth consecutive week to the highest level since late June.  The larger-than-expected growth shocked the market, leading crude prices to fall.  AAA is monitoring concerns over upcoming U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran’s crude exports, which could affect the price of oil. 

Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at GasPrices.AAA.com.

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