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, increased to $2.85 per gallon which is eight cents more compared to last week.
Prices rose by four cents to $2.81 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 $ 2.50 per gallon, while the most expensive is $2.87 in Kittanning and Uniontown.
The average national gas price has risen by a nickel over the last week to $2.51 with most states seeing their highest prices in over a year. AAA reports that although demand remains low, surging crude oil prices continue to drive price increases which may keep pump prices high.