Drivers see Pittsburgh gas prices drop again



Gas prices continue to slide in the Pittsburgh region, down 1.8 cents per gallon of regular on average in the last week, according to a price tracking website.

Pittsburgh stations surveyed were selling a gallon at $2.57 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy, which surveys 731 locations in the region daily.

Nationally, the average has fallen 0.7 cents to $2.26 per gallon.

"Gasoline inventories have continued to show impressive gains lately, limiting the effects of rising oil prices on gasoline prices for the time being,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in this morning’s announcement. “While the majority of states (37) saw average gasoline prices decline, 13 saw prices advancing, especially in the Great Lakes, thanks to the region's price cycling mechanisms

Pittsburgh drivers are paying 59.6 cents more a gallon than on the same day a year ago when a gallon of regular averaged $1.97, but 9.2 cents lower than a month ago.

In 2012, the average at this point in the year was $3.53 per gallon, the website reported.

Mr. DeHaan said prices should remain relatively low during the next week.

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