Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Drop; National Average Nears 2018 Low

Pennsylvania, Gas Prices
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Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are six cents cheaper this week at $2.806 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, gas prices are cheaper on the week (Pennsylvania, -5 cents).  Gasoline stocks dramatically declined by nearly 3 million barrels on the week to drop to 61.7 million, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  The large draw in stocks kept state gas price averages from seeing larger declines this week.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $2.806
Average price during the week of November 19, 2018: $2.868
Average price during the week of November 27, 2017: $2.829

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

$2.637      Altoona
$2.831      Beaver
$2.791      Bradford
$2.928      Brookville
$2.808      Butler
$2.859      Clarion
$2.781      Du Bois
$2.789      Erie
$2.819      Greensburg
$2.802      Indiana
$2.813      Jeannette
$2.855      Kittanning
$2.754      Latrobe
$2.780      Meadville
$2.807      Mercer
$2.668      New Castle
$2.805      New Kensington
$2.840      Pittsburgh
$2.765      Sharon
$2.821      Uniontown
$2.916      Warren
$2.862      Washington

On the National Front 
On the week, the national gas price average has dropped seven cents to land at $2.56.  As pump prices steadily decline, they are headed toward some of the cheapest gas prices in 2018.  The national average was lowest in January at $2.49, while May brought the most expensive price of $2.97.  Currently, 19 states have gas price averages less expensive than a year ago. 

As U.S. gasoline demand remains low and supply plentiful, motorists may continue to save at the pump in December.  However, spikes in the price of crude oil could offset these savings.  Market observers warn crude could see an increase following the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting on December 6 in Vienna, Austria.  At that meeting, OPEC is expected to curtail crude production by 1 million to 1.4 million barrels per day, which could cause crude prices to rise due to reduced global supply.

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

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Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
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