Gas prices are six cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.929 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.929
Average price during the week of September 12, 2022: $3.984
Average price during the week of September 20, 2021: $3.373
Warren County drivers are paying an average of $3.961 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Forest County drivers are paying an average of $3.994 a gallon.
The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$3.927 New Castle
$3.928 New Kensington
$3.959 Oil City
The national average price of gasoline dropped four cents this past week to $3.67 on the back of lower gasoline demand and the annual transition to winter-blend gasoline. The national average has fallen $1.34 since its peak in mid-June. Today’s average is 24 cents less than a month ago and 48 cents more than a year ago.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 8.73 million barrels per day to 8.49 million barrels per day last week. And total domestic gasoline stocks declined by 1.8 million barrels to 213 million barrels. Although gasoline demand has decreased, fluctuating oil prices and market concerns have led to smaller pump price decreases. At the close of Friday’s formal trading session, West Texas Intermediate increased by a penny to settle at $85.11.
Motorists can find current gas prices nationwide, statewide, and countywide at GasPrices.AAA.com.