Gasoline prices continue to climb in Pittsburgh region

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Average retail gasoline prices in and around Pittsburgh have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 731 gas outlets in Pittsburgh.

Prices yesterday averaged $3.75 a gallon, 17.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 10.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.65 a gallon. That's an increase of 12.9 cents per gallon during the past month and 16.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"While the national average has risen for the 12th straight week, it is likely nearing a peak," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Gas price increases have continued since early February but are likely nearing an end as oil refineries conclude seasonal maintenance, and the switchover to summer gasoline is nearing completion."


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