The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents lower this week at $2.501 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average $2.501
Average price during the week of October 26, 2020 $2.521
Average price during the week of November 4, 2019 $2.805
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$2.236 New Castle
$2.577 New Kensington
$2.599 Oil City
Crude oil prices decreased last week to the lowest closing price – $35/barrel – since June. By comparison, last year at this time, crude was pricing at about $20/barrel more expensive. Domestic crude prices decreased following market concern about increasing coronavirus infections worldwide, which could lower crude demand.
As crude prices decreased, the national average price for gasoline pushed four cents cheaper to $2.12, and every state except South Dakota (+1 cent) saw gas prices hold steady or decrease. The average at the start of November hasn’t been this cheap since 2004, and if crude oil continues to push cheaper, the national average could drop below $2/gallon before the end of the year.
Across the country, state gas price averages are cheaper on the month and the week. Today, motorists can find gas for $2/gallon or less at 52% of gas stations.
Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at GasPrices.AAA.com.
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