Gas prices are skyrocketing 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, increased to $2.97 per gallon which is 12 cents more compared to last week.
Prices rose by 13 cents to $2.94 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 Latrobe at $ 2.71 per gallon, while the most expensive is $2.99 in Mercer and Warren.
The average national gas price has risen by 13 cents over the last week to $2.63 which marks the highest mark since October of 2019. AAA reports that the continued rising prices are a result of continued increases in crude oil as well as the effect of winter weather on Gulf Coast and Mid-West refineries.