Gas prices down in most areas as holiday season approaches
Gasoline prices dropped over the past week in the Pittsburgh area and across the nation.
In the Pittsburgh area, prices are down 2.2 cents to an average of $2.78 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 731 stations. That’s 6.1 cents per gallon less than a month ago, and 9.6 cents per gallon less than a year ago.
The national average came down 3.3 cents per gallon to an average of $2.58. That’s 7.7 cents per gallon less than a month ago, and 1.8 cents per gallon less than a year ago.
“As we approach the holiday season, gas prices continue to see some volatility, but thankfully ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, prices appear to be in a downward trend in most areas,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
Elsewhere, GasBuddy said per-gallon gas prices averaged $2.49 in Akron, $2.53 in Cleveland and $2.54 in West Virginia.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .