By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – AAA says gas prices are stabilizing after weeks of increases.READ MORE: Clairton Football Team Deal With Fallout Of Recent Violence
While still above the $3 mark, the average gas price in western Pennsylvania has dropped 3 cents to $3.036 per gallon. At this time last year, AAA says the average price of gas was $2.358.READ MORE: Balloon Release Held For Steven Eason, The 15-Year-Old Central Catholic Student Shot And Killed At Haunted Hills Hayride
According to AAA, the national gas price average is showing signs of stabilization, holding steady at $2.88 for the last five days. AAA attributes this to a decrease in demand and a simultaneous increase in supply and refinery utilization.MORE NEWS: Homeowner Says He Is Left With 'Nothing' After Alleged Hidden Holding Tanks Sour His Dreams
Drivers can expect fluctuation at the pump, says AAA, but with crude prices decreasing, larger increases in gas prices aren’t expected.