Gas prices edge lower as Saudi Arabia oil supply resumes
Gasoline prices are down in Pittsburgh and across the nation in the past week, with the exception of California, according to GasBuddy.
“Oil prices have cooled back off after Saudi Arabia brought a significant portion of oil production and processing back online, helping the national average to begin moving lower again, but don’t tell California — which saw a massive spike of nearly 25-cents per gallon in the last week fueled by refining issues there,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
In Pittsburgh, prices are down 1.6 cents per gallon to an average of $2.89, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 731 stations. That’s 9.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, but 21.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
The national average is down 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to an average of $2.64. That’s 7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, but 22.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .