Gas prices continue to rise locally as well as across western Pennsylvania as a whole this week.
According to AAA’s weekly gas price report, the average price for a gallon regular, unleaded, self-serve in Butler, as of Monday, jumped to $2.55 per gallon which is an increase of 13 cents compared to last week.
Prices climbed by nine cents to $2.60 per gallon across western Pennsylvania as a whole over the past week. The most affordable average price for gas in the area can be found in New Castle at $ 2.39 per gallon, while the most expensive is $2.70 in Brookville.
The average national gas price has risen by six cents over the last week to $2.31 which is the highest it has been in 10 months. AAA reports that demand continues to fall but the increase in price is due to an increase in crude oil price as well as a tightening of supply.