Gas prices dropped once again both 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 of regular, unleaded, self-serve gas in Butler, as of Monday, dropped by 11 cents over the past week to settle at $4.41 per gallon.
The average gas price across western Pennsylvania as a whole dropped by seven cents during that same time to arrive at $4.43. The most affordable average price for gas in the area can be found in Brookville at $4.24, while the most expensive is $4.55 in Bradford.
The average national gas price decreased by 16 cents over the past week to reach $4.05 which is 67 cents less than a month ago but 87 cents more than a year ago. The demand for gas fell last week while the price of crude oil also dropped to lower than the price before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.