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  • Gas Prices Stabilize in Pennsylvania

    AAA East Central|Mar 25, 2021

    Increases at the pump have come to a halt in Western Pennsylvania, with this week’s average dipping by three cents to $3.036 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $3.036 Average price during the week of March 15, 2021 – $3.065 Average price during the week of March 23, 2020 – $2.358 Trend Analysis After weeks of seeing almost daily increases, the national gas price average is showing signs of stability, holding steady at $2.88 for the last 5 days. Today’s ave...

  • Pa. Gas Prices Cross the Three-Dollar Mark

    AAA East Central|Mar 11, 2021

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $3.051 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The average in the region is more than 50 cents higher than at the beginning of the year. This week’s average prices are: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.051 Average price during the week of March 1, 2021: $2.967 Average price during the week of March 10, 2020: $2.604 Trend Analysis With a nickel increase on the week, the national gas price average has reached $2.77, which is a 31-...

  • Pa. Gas Prices Continue Rise

    AAA East Central|Feb 18, 2021

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents higher this week at $2.810 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Western Pennsylvania average was $2.810. The average price during the week of Feb. 8, 2021, was $2.774. The average price during the week of Feb. 18, 2020, was $2.724. Pump prices continue to move upward, despite low demand. This is the result of increasing oil prices, which settled at $59.47 per barrel at the end of Friday’s formal trading session (for West Texas Int...

  • Continuing Trend, Regional Gasoline Prices Move Upward

    AAA East Central|Jan 14, 2021

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $2.605 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $2.605 Average price during the week of Jan. 4, 2021: $2.518 Average price during the week of Jan. 13, 2020: $2.898 At $2.31, the national gas price average is at its highest in 10 months. Pump prices have increased despite gas demand falling from 8.1 million barrels per day (b/d) to 7.4 million b/d — the lowest level recor...

  • Gas Prices Drop Ahead of the Holidays

    AAA East Central|Dec 24, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is five cents lower this week at $2.474 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.474 Average price during the week of Dec. 14, 2020 – $2.524 Average price during the week of Dec. 23, 2019 – $2.816 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.627 Altoona $2.471 Beaver $2.640 Bradford $2.484 Brookville $2.377 Butler $2.455 Clarion $2.445 DuBois $2.595 Erie $2.363 Greensbur...

  • AAA: Half of Vehicle Crashes Occur in Winter

    AAA East Central|Dec 17, 2020

    According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place during the winter. Winter storms, bad weather, and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every year. With inclement weather in the forecast, AAA East Central advises motorists to take precautions to avoid deadly crashes. AAA East Central offers the following tips for driving in winter weather: • Stay Home. This is the number one way to avoid a crash in...

  • Western Pa. Gas Prices Stable; Demand Drop Expected

    AAA East Central|Oct 1, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is steady this week at $2.537 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.537 Average price during the week of Sept. 21, 2020 – $2.534 Average price during the week of Sept. 30, 2019 – $2.861 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.553 Altoona $2.592 Beaver $2.597 Bradford $2.593 Brookville $2.492 Butler $2.482 Clarion $2.573 DuBois $2.585 Erie $2.455 Greensburg $2.590 Indi...

  • Small Dip in Pa. Gas Prices as Fall Driving Season Sets In

    AAA East Central|Sep 24, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents lower this week at $2.534 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.534 Average price during the week of Sept. 14, 2020 – $2.555 Average price during the week of Sept. 23, 2019 – $2.884 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.554 Altoona $2.553 Beaver $2.609 Bradford $2.546 Brookville $2.532 Butler $2.490 Clarion $2.552 DuBois $2.587 Erie $2.447 Greensburg $2...

  • AAA: Gas Prices Dip in Pennsylvania; National Average Unaffected by Storm

    AAA East Central|Aug 6, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.433 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.433 Average price during the week of July 27, 2020 – $2.447 Average price during the week of Aug. 5, 2019: $2.924 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.455 Altoona $2.450 Beaver $2.497 Bradford $2.468 Brookville $2.396 Butler $2.448 Clarion $2.448 DuBois $2.481 Erie $2.358 Greensburg $2.498...

  • AAA: Gas Average Dips in Pennsylvania

    AAA East Central|Jul 30, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny cheaper this week at $2.447 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, only a handful of states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw gas prices increase: Maryland (plus 3 cents) and Delaware (plus 2 cents). North Carolina (minus 4 cents) saw the largest decrease. With a 3.4-million-barrel draw, the region’s stock levels have dipped to 67.6 million barrels. While measurement levels have not been this low since the end of March, sto...

  • W. Pa. Gas Prices Steady; Nat'l Avg. Slowly Rising

    AAA East Central|Jun 11, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is stable this week at $2.345 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region continues to see the lowest pump price volatility. While gas prices increased across the region on the week, they only pushed more expensive by a few pennies (Pennsylvania, +2 cents). Delaware (+5 cents) and Maine (+7 cents) saw the largest increases. Gas prices in the region range from $1.76 to $2.25, with motorists able to fill up for $1.99 or less at 63 p...

  • Gas Prices on the Rise in State As Demand Increases Nationwide

    AAA East Central|May 28, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is eight cents higher this week at $2.342 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. As gas prices increase across the country, five Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states carry averages of $2 per gallon or more: Pennsylvania ($2.22), New York ($2.18), Washington, D.C., ($2.13), New Jersey ($2.02) and Maryland ($2.01). At $1.75, Virginia has the lowest state average in the region. On the week, the region saw prices increase between two and eight cents. Regional gasoline s...

  • AAA: Pennsylvania Gas Prices Increase as Regional States Begin to Re-Open

    AAA East Central|May 14, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is three cents higher this week at $2.106 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region is seeing the least volatility in the country at the pump. On the week, gas prices increased or decreased no more than two cents, except in West Virginia (+6 cents), Maine (+6 cents) and North Carolina (+3 cents). All state gas price averages in the region are as much as 15 cents cheaper on the month and over a dollar less on the year. At the s...

  • Pa. Gas Prices Dip as Oil Prices Plunge

    AAA East Central|Apr 23, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.122 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast state averages are two to six cents cheaper on the week. With the latest declines, only four states in the region carry averages of more than $2 per gallon: New York ($2.22), Washington, D.C. ($2.16), Pennsylvania ($2.08) and New Jersey ($2.05). At $1.68, North Carolina has the lowest state average in the region. Increasing by 1.3 million barrels, total r...

  • Gas Demand Hits a Nearly 30-Year Low

    AAA East Central|Apr 9, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents cheaper this week at $2.183 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Eight Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states still have gas price averages of $2 per gallon or more: New York ($2.29), Washington, D.C. ($2.24), Pennsylvania ($2.16), New Jersey ($2.14), Connecticut ($2.07), Rhode Island ($2.05), Massachusetts ($2.04) and Vermont ($2.03). As gas prices are expected to push cheaper this month, many of these states may push near or below $1.99 per gallon b...

  • Gasoline is 13 Cents Cheaper This Week

    AAA East Central|Mar 26, 2020

    After falling by 12 cents last week, the average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is another 13 cents cheaper this week at $2.358 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Prices have pushed cheaper across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region this week, and many states are seeing prices that are nearly 40 cents cheaper on the month. Pennsylvania’s average is 11 cents cheaper this week at $2.35. Since early February, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show that regional gasoline stocks have declined. T...

  • AAA: Western Pa. Gas Prices Inch Upward for the First Time in Weeks

    AAA East Central|Feb 20, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is a penny higher this week at $2.724 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This is the first increase in the region in six weeks. There was volatility at the pump in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states this week, with gas prices increasing in many states (Pa., plus1 cent), and decreases or stability in the others. The five most expensive state averages in the region, which rank among the 8th – 13th highest in the country, are Pennsylvania ($2.64), New York ($2...

  • Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Stable; Inventories OK Despite Refinery Closing

    AAA East Central|Feb 13, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is steady this week at $2.719 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. With a six-cent decrease, Maryland ($2.32) saw the largest weekly decline in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. Virginia ($2.21), North Carolina ($2.24), New Jersey ($2.49) and West Virginia ($2.40) saw five-cent declines and rounded-out the largest decreases in the region on the week. Statewide, Pennsylvania’s average price for gasoline is $2.63 – three cents cheaper than this time last...

  • Pa. Gas Prices Drop; Supply Above Demand

    AAA East Central|Jan 23, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.838 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. All states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw gas prices decrease on the week. These five states saw the largest declines at the pump in the region: Delaware (minus 9 cents), Maryland (minus 6 cents), North Carolina (minus 4 cents), Pennsylvania (minus 4 cents) and Wisconsin (minus 4 cents). With a 600,000-barrel build, regional gasoline stocks sit at 65.2 million barrels. G...

  • Pennsylvania Gas Prices Inch Up

    AAA East Central|Jan 9, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is five cents higher this week at $2.910 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region has states on both the top 10 most and least expensive list this week. Motorists in Pennsylvania ($2.82), Washington, D.C. ($2.73), and New York ($2.72) are paying the most while those in Virginia ($2.38) are paying the least. Regional gasoline stocks saw the largest build in the country with 1.5 million barrels. This helped to keep price i...

  • Pennsylvania Gas Prices Dip by Two Cents as Inventory Bulks Up

    AAA East Central|Dec 19, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.830 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. State gas price averages in the Mid-Atlantic saw minimal movement this week. Delaware ($2.31) saw the largest decrease at three cents, followed by North Carolina at two cents. All other states in the region saw prices decline by a penny or hold steady since last Monday. Gas prices range from $2.29 in Virginia to $2.75 in Pennsylvania. For a second week, gasoline stocks saw a s...

  • Gas Prices Cool Off

    AAA East Central|Dec 12, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.854 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Compared to a month ago and a week ago, motorists in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states are seeing mostly cheaper gas prices. On the week, not one state saw gas prices increase, and Pennsylvania (-3 cents) saw the largest decrease. On the month, only Washington, D.C. (+1 cent) and Rhode Island (+1 cent) have more expensive averages. In the region, gas prices range from today $2.76 i...

  • Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Remain Steady

    AAA East Central|Oct 24, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania fluctuated less than a penny this week at $2.816 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. While gas prices fluctuated on the week in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, volatility is low. Nine states in the region only increased or decreased by one to two pennies. The region carries the second-highest level of gasoline stocks at 62.9 million barrels. The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows stocks drew 544,000 barrels and the region saw a 1 pe...

  • Fall Brings Cooler Gas Prices to Pennsylvania

    AAA East Central|Oct 10, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents cheaper this week at $2.829 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. For another week, every state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast saw pump prices push cheaper, with Delaware seeing the largest decline (minus 8 cents). Pennsylvania motorists are paying an average of two cents less this week at $2.75. As state averages continue to decline in the region, Pennsylvania and New York rank as the 11th and 13th highest averages in the country and the most e...

  • School's Open; Drive Carefully

    AAA East Central|Aug 22, 2019

    As families across the country begin to send their children to school, AAA East Central has launched its annual School's Open – Drive Carefully campaign to encourage parents to talk about the importance of school zone safety with their children and teen drivers. Motorists are advised to take extra caution when traveling through school zones or near school buses. "School zone speed limits and crossing guards are in place to save lives," Terri Rae Anthony, safety advisor for AAA East Central, s...

  • W. Pa. Gas Prices Drop as Regional Inventory Jumps

    AAA East Central|Aug 15, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.861 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, Pennsylvania motorists are paying a nickel less at the pump this week at an average of $2.82. All Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states saw gas prices decline on the week. However, decreases have been moderate (an average of four-cents) in comparison to other regions with double-digit weekly changes. Regional gas prices are likely to continue decreasing, considering gasoline i...

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