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Western PA Gas Prices Stall at $3.65

Western Pennsylvania gas prices fell just a fraction of a penny, staying at $3.65 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.
Western Pennsylvania gas prices fell just a fraction of a penny, staying at $3.65 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.

On the National Front
Today’s national average price at the pump is $3.53 per gallon. This is 12 cents more expensive than one month ago, but just a penny above one week ago and 14 cents per gallon less than the same date last year.
The current pricing trends are dictated by the impact of seasonal refinery maintenance and any disruptions to production or distribution. As is the case each spring, refiners are required to switchover to producing summer-blend gasoline by May 1. The maintenance that refineries undertake in advance of the switchover and the actual switch itself increases the chance of disruptions to production, which can send prices higher in the affected area. While refinery issues have thus far been minimal this spring, the next several weeks will bear close attention.
Pump prices in most states have moved higher over the last week; however prices did fall in 20 states, including a seven-cent tumble in Ohio. Midwest, and in particular Great Lakes, states have consistently topped the list of most dramatic price changes.
Only prices in Hawaii are above the $4 per gallon threshold. Drivers in California pay the most in the continental U.S. ($3.98), followed by a handful of states the Northeast (New York and Connecticut: $3.77; and Maine: $3.64) and the Great Lakes region (Illinois: $3.74; Michigan: $3.71; and Indiana: $3.68).
Lofty domestic crude oil supplies have largely offset geopolitical tensions with Russia and positive U.S. economic data, as crude oil prices continue to trade in a narrow range. West Texas Intermediate crude settled 14 cents higher at $99.60 per barrel on Monday.


This week’s Western PA average price:
$ 3.648
Average price during the week of March 18, 2014:
$ 3.654
Average price during the week of March 26, 2013:
$ 3.738
The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$ 3.678
Altoona

$ 3.716
Beaver

$ 3.604
Bradford

$ 3.657
Brookville

$ 3.687
Butler

$ 3.663
Clarion

$ 3.602
Du Bois

$ 3.597
Erie

$ 3.672
Greensburg

$ 3.675
Indiana

$ 3.699
Jeanette

$ 3.696
Kittanning

$ 3.698
Latrobe

$ 3.690
Meadville

$ 3.707
Mercer

$ 3.570
New Castle

$ 3.689
New Kensington

$ 3.665
Pittsburgh

$ 3.485
Sharon

$ 3.645
Uniontown

$ 3.497
Warren

$ 3.672
Washington
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