At $3.38 a gallon, AAA says the last time the national average gas price was this high was in September 2014.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Gas prices rose in western Pennsylvania for the third straight week, according to AAA.

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AAA says this week’s gas prices are 7 cents higher, sitting at $3.581 per gallon. This time last year, gas cost $2.521 a gallon.

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The national average price for gas has gone up every day in the past 27 days. At $3.38 a gallon, AAA says the last time prices were this high was in September 2014.

AAA credits the rise at the pump to higher demand coupled with a decline in stocks and elevated crude oil prices.

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The association also says that global oil production is still below pre-pandemic levels and the current storage level is about 13 percent lower than at the same time last year.