Pittsburgh gas prices up slightly in the last week




Drivers didn’t see a lot of change at the pump over the last week.

The average price of a gallon of regular gas rose 1 cent to $2.52 on Sunday, according to price-tracking website GasBuddy’s check of more than 700 stations in the Pittsburgh region.

Nationally, the average is up 4.3 cents to $2.32 a gallon.

"We long anticipated seeing gasoline prices beginning to rise en masse in the spring, but uncharacteristically, it took until nearly April Fool's Day for it to begin," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in Monday’s announcement.

He predicts motorists will see prices heading up through Memorial Day, but said the seasonal increase could be less severe than those in recent years.

A year ago at this time, Pittsburgh drivers were paying 33.9 cents more per gallon.

This week average prices in nearby markets have seen more fluctuations. Akron drivers saw prices rise 25.9 cents in the last seven days to an average of $2.34 per gallon of regular.

West Virginia’s prices now average $2.30 per gallon, up 7.5 cents in the last week.

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