AAA: Gas Prices Two Cents Lower in Pennsylvania

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. — Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.735 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.735
Average price during the week of March 25, 2024: $3.752
Average price during the week of April 3, 2023: $3.683

Jefferson County drivers are paying an average of $3.713 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. In Clarion County, the standard price is $3.568. The average in Clearfield County is $3.736.

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

$3.722 Altoona
$3.763 Beaver
$3.734 Bradford
$3.695 Brookville
$3.752 Butler
$3.478 Clarion
$3.736 DuBois
$3.759 Erie
$3.773 Greensburg
$3.791 Indiana
$3.793 Jeannette
$3.727 Kittanning
$3.744 Latrobe
$3.764 Meadville
$3.799 Mercer
$3.659 New Castle
$3.693 New Kensington
$3.799 Oil City
$3.746 Pittsburgh
$3.737 Sharon
$3.694 Uniontown
$3.796 Warren
$3.754 Washington

Trend Analysis:

After an early spring surge, the national average for a gallon of gas has remained steady over the past week at $3.53. Gas prices are settling into a pattern like last year when the usual seasonal increases were slow and steady. Today’s national average is 20 cents more than a month ago and three cents more than a year ago.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand dipped slightly from 8.81 to 8.72 million barrels per day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 1.3 million barrels to 232.1 million barrels. Lower demand would typically contribute to pushing pump prices lower or slowing increases, but rising oil prices have kept them elevated instead.

At the close of Wednesday’s formal trading session, West Texas Intermediate decreased by 27 cents to settle at $81.35. Oil prices fell after the EIA reported that total domestic commercial crude stocks increased by 3.2 million barrels to 448.2 million barrels last week. The current stock level is still 25.5 million barrels lower than at the end of March 2023.

Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at gasprices.aaa.com.


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