AAA: Gas Prices Increase in Western PA; Crude Prices Decrease

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Gas prices are one cent higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.594 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average                $3.594
Average price during the week of November 8, 2021                              $3.583
Average price during the week of November 16, 2020                            $2.504

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

$3.658      Altoona
$3.565      Beaver
$3.659      Bradford
$3.589      Brookville
$3.578      Butler
$3.642      Clarion
$3.599      DuBois
$3.631      Erie
$3.526      Greensburg
$3.559      Indiana
$3.563      Jeannette
$3.530      Kittanning
$3.558      Latrobe
$3.654      Meadville
$3.666      Mercer
$3.571      New Castle
$3.559      New Kensington
$3.659      Oil City
$3.555      Pittsburgh

$3.547      Sharon
$3.581      Uniontown
$3.657      Warren
$3.564      Washington

Trend Analysis:

Consumers are seeing slight relief at the pump this week as the national average price for a gallon of gas is down a penny to $3.41. Since October 30, the national average has fallen on nine different days, after rising steadily each of the previous 31 days.

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session, West Texas Intermediate decreased by 80 cents to settle at $80.79. Crude prices decreased slightly last week as inflation fears weighed on the market. Additionally, prices also fell after EIA reported that the total domestic crude supply increased by 1 million barrels to 435.1 million barrels last week. However, according to EIA’s data, the total domestic crude supply is still down 11 percent compared to the previous year at this time, helping to keep elevated price pressure on crude.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.6 million barrels to 212.7 million barrels last week. Gasoline demand dropped from 9.5 million barrels per day to 9.26 million barrels per day. This drop coupled with an increase in the domestic crude oil supply caused downward pressure on prices.

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