Western Pennsylvania gas prices remain unchanged this week, staying at $3.66 a gallon, according to AAA East Central.
Wednesday's national average price at the pump is $3.49 per gallon. This price is three cents more expensive than one week ago and 20 cents more than one month ago; however national prices are still 21 cents per gallon less than the same date last year.While pump prices are creeping higher, AAA expects prices to peak between $3.55 and $3.75 per gallon over the next month due to seasonal refinery maintenance and the May 1 required switchover for producing summer-blend gasoline. Events such as unplanned domestic refinery maintenance or further escalation of geopolitical tensions with Russia could cause prices to exceed this predication.
This week's Western PA average price: $3.660
Average price during the week of March 4, 2014: $3.660
Average price during the week of March 12, 2013: $3.787
The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:
$3.644, Du Bois
$3.587, New Castle
$3.698, New Kensington