Gas prices in western Pennsylvania have stabilized following a sharp increase last week before the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to AAA’s weekly gas price report, the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded, self-serve in Butler, as of Monday, is $2.81 per gallon which is the same compared to last week.
Prices remained even across western Pennsylvania as a whole this week, averaging $2.87 per gallon. The cheapest gas in the area can be found in New Castle at $2.68 per gallon, while the most expensive is $2.96 in Clarion.
The average national gas price dropped by a penny to $2.58, which is three cents cheaper than last month but 12 cents more expensive than this date last year, according to AAA. That price could continue to decline if stocks of gasoline and refinery rates continue to increase.