West Virginia Gas Prices Move Lower Ahead of Historic Holiday Travel Week

West Virginia, Gas Prices
Gas pump by Mike Mozart
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Gas prices in West Virginia dropped by two cents this week to $2.466 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. 

Four states across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region are paying some of the most expensive gasoline in the country; Pennsylvania ($2.71), Washington, D.C. ($2.68), Connecticut ($2.65), and New York ($2.63). 

Still, gas prices decreased on the week across the region.  Building by 750,000 barrels, gasoline inventories increased for a fifth consecutive week and register at 59 million barrels, which is the highest level in four months.  

This week’s average prices: Northern WV Average: $2.466
Average price during the week of December 11, 2017: $2.489
Average price during the week of December 19, 2016: $2.323

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

$2.406      Bridgeport
$2.398      Clarksburg
$2.354      Huntington
$2.658      Martinsburg
$2.563      Morgantown
$2.299      Parkersburg
$2.559      Weirton
$2.494      Wheeling

On the National Front
On the week, the national average dropped three cents to $2.43 – 12 cents cheaper than one month ago, but 20 cents more per gallon than this time last year.  Weekly gasoline inventories increased by an astonishing 5.7 million barrels, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report. 

AAA projects that more than 107 million Americans will travel more than fifty miles away from home for the holidays (December 23-January 1).  For the 97.4 million traveling by car, gasoline has the potential to drop.  The increase in supply combined with so-far weaker winter demand and seasonal gasoline trends could pave the way for even cheaper winter gas prices in the coming weeks, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

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.  News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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