Gas Prices Decrease in Western PA; Crude Prices Continue to Drop

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Gas prices are one cent lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.582 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average                $3.582
Average price during the week of November 15, 2021                            $3.594
Average price during the week of November 23, 2020                            $2.504

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

$3.655      Altoona
$3.551      Beaver
$3.659      Bradford
$3.559      Brookville
$3.567      Butler
$3.646      Clarion
$3.580      DuBois
$3.622      Erie
$3.519      Greensburg
$3.559      Indiana
$3.564      Jeannette
$3.542      Kittanning
$3.558      Latrobe
$3.591      Meadville
$3.667      Mercer
$3.536      New Castle
$3.557      New Kensington
$3.599      Oil City
$3.555      Pittsburgh

$3.499      Sharon
$3.587      Uniontown
$3.656      Warren
$3.562      Washington

Trend Analysis:

After stubbornly staying above $80 a barrel since Labor Day, the price of crude oil tumbled this week into the mid-$70s. Lower crude prices are reflected in today’s national average price for a gallon of gas, down a penny since last week to $3.40. As AAA projects more than 48 million Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving week, motorists will be paying $1.29 more for a gallon of gas than a year ago and 81 cents more than in 2019.

According to new data from EIA, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 700,000 barrels to 212 million barrels last week. Gasoline demand also dropped slightly from 9.26 million barrels per day to 9.24 million barrels per day. The decrease in demand, alongside stocks, has helped to steady pump prices. However, gasoline prices will likely remain elevated as long as oil prices are near or above $75 per barrel.

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