Western Pennsylvania gas prices rose about three cents to $3.86 a gallon this week, according to AAA East Central.
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 year. Today'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).
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:
$3.802, Du Bois
$3.793, New Castle
$3.896, New Kensington