Gasoline prices still rising

Western Pennsylvania gas prices climbed this week as local motorists paid an average three cents more at the pump. Today’s average is $3.778.

According to the Fuel Gauge, gas prices are continuing to rise across the country. The national average is $3.748, up 15 cents over last week and 45 cents this month. The state with the lowest average price is Wyoming at $3.189. Hawaii drivers are paying the highest average, $4.282 per gallon.

High oil prices, regional refinery issues, speculation and the approaching switchover to summer-blend gasoline have played a role in the rising gasoline costs.

This week’s average prices: Western PA Average, $ 3.778

Average price during the week of February 12, 2013, $ 3.747

Average price during the week of February 21, 2012, $ 3.639

Tuesday’s National Average Price, $ 3.748

The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas:

$ 3.795, Altoona

$ 3.818, Beaver

$ 3.757, Bradford,

$ 3.745, Brookville,

$ 3.788, Butler,

$ 3.790, Clarion,

$ 3.787, Du Bois,

$ 3.696, Erie,

$ 3.800, Greensburg,

$ 3.838, Indiana,

$ 3.798, Jeanette,

$ 3.778, Kittanning

$ 3.817, Latrobe

$ 3.819, Meadville

$ 3.828, Mercer

$ 3.707, New Castle

$ 3.805, New Kensington

$ 3.747, Pittsburgh

$ 3.770, Sharon

$ 3.700, Uniontown

$ 3.747, Warren

$ 3.763, Washington