Gas prices continue climb in Pittsburgh, across the nation
Gasoline prices are continuing to rise in the Pittsburgh area and across the nation.
Pittsburgh prices are up 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $3.10, according to GasBuddy. That’s 32.6 cents per gallon more than a month ago, and 4.6 cents per gallon more than a year ago.
Prices in Pittsburgh ranged from $2.52 to $3.21.
The national average is up 2.9 cents per gallon to $2.88. That’s 18.7 cents per gallon more than a month ago, and 7.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
“After a quiet week previously, the national average has resumed its upward climb in the last week with average gas prices rising in nearly all states yet again. This spring certainly has brought furious price increases at faster paces than we’ve seen in past years,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
The national average is expected to peak within two to five weeks before falling, DeHaan said.
“Perhaps the best news for motorists is they may catch a break in June as prices moderate slightly as refiners finish maintenance and boost production,” DeHaan said.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .