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Western PA Gas Prices Up Slightly
July 2, 2014
Western Pennsylvania gas prices rose about three cents to $3.86 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.

On The National Front
The national average price of gas has stopped increasing as we approach the Independence Day holiday, though prices remains at a six-year high for this time of yearToday’s national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.67 per gallon. The price has remained relatively stable over the past seven days, and the current price is about the same as a month ago. 

Consumers have seen little fluctuation in the national average for the month of June; however the current price at the pump is 19 cents more than at this time last year ($3.49). In comparison to previous Independence Day holidays, motorists will face prices that are the highest since 2008, with today’s average ($3.68) surpassing the holiday’s price per gallon from: 2013 ($3.48); 2012 ($3.34); 2011 ($3.57); 2010 ($2.74); and 2009 ($2.62).  

The situation in Iraq continues to put pressure on global oil prices, as markets weigh the potential for supply disruptions from OPEC’s second largest producer. These elevated oil prices have meant stubbornly high retail gasoline prices for motorists. 

At the close of formal trading on the NYMEX on Monday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil settled 37 cents lower at $105.37.

This week’s Western PA average price:

$ 3.856

Average price during the week of June 24, 2014:

$ 3.824

Average price during the week of July 2, 2013:

$ 3.513

The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:           

$ 3.856

Altoona


$ 3.855

Beaver


$ 3.865

Bradford


$ 3.765

Brookville


$ 3.919

Butler


$ 3.894

Clarion


$ 3.802

Du Bois


$ 3.796

Erie


$ 3.867

Greensburg


$ 3.898

Indiana


$ 3.920

Jeannette


$ 3.898

Kittanning


$ 3.896

Latrobe


$ 3.896

Meadville


$ 3.988

Mercer


$ 3.793

New Castle


$ 3.896

New Kensington


$ 3.851

Pittsburgh


$ 3.781

Sharon


$ 3.846

Uniontown


$ 3.900

Warren


$ 3.749

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