The average cost of a gallon of gas continues to increase as crude oil US price remain high.
Triple-A Reports that the statewide average cost of a gallon of gas went up eight cents over the last seven days to $3.52 a gallon. That is also a 19 cent increase from last month at this time. The national average went up five cents to $3.32 a gallon. The main reason for the surge in prices is due to the price of crude oil, which has consistently stayed at over $80 a barrel. By comparison, the cost for crude oil in August was $60 a barrel. Comparing prices to last year, it’s costing consumers roughly $17 extra dollars to fill up your tank.
Indiana County’s average is $3.47 a gallon, and much like last week, it is the second-lowest average in the region. Westmoreland County’s average of $3.45 a gallon is the lowest, followed by Indiana, then Armstrong at $3.48 a gallon. Cambria county’s average follows at $3.50 a gallon, then Clearfield at $3.53 a gallon, then Jefferson at $3.55 a gallon.
Westmoreland County also has the lowest average in the state right now. The highest average is in Warren at $3.65 a gallon.
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