Gas still isn’t cheap, but prices in the Pittsburgh area held steady in the past week, according to an online price tracking website.
A gallon of regular cost, on average, $2.52 as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of more than 700 gas stations in the region. Drivers in Akron, Ohio, are paying about $2.10 a gallon, while West Virginia pumps are selling gas on average for $2.24.
By comparison, the national average dipped 0.3 cents per gallon to $2.29.
Pittsburgh-area drivers are paying about 46 cents more than a year ago at this time, but less than the $3.85 cents per gallon seen on March 20 in 2012.
"As oil prices have hit a bit of a rough patch in the last two weeks, gasoline prices have stumbled as well with a majority of states seeing a weekly pull back in retail prices," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.
He predicted gas prices are likely to head back up in time for Memorial Day and the summer driving season.