Gas prices http://wesa.fm en As Gas Prices Rise, So Do Numbers of Americans Traveling for Fourth of July http://wesa.fm/post/gas-prices-rise-so-do-numbers-americans-traveling-fourth-july <div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p>Fourth of July weekend travel is expected to reach pre-recession levels for the first time, even though gas prices are the highest they’ve been since 2008.</p><p>AAA is predicting that 41 million Americans will travel at least fifty miles this weekend, a 1.9 percent increase over last year, with 80 percent traveling by car.</p><p>In the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, the number of people traveling to celebrate the holiday is expected increase by 1.3 percent.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:10:53 +0000 Liz Reid 31913 at http://wesa.fm As Gas Prices Rise, So Do Numbers of Americans Traveling for Fourth of July Gas Prices Closing in on the $4 Mark in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/gas-prices-closing-4-mark-pittsburgh <p>Perhaps you have noticed the marquee at your local convenience store and other displays of the price of a gallon of gas inching upward in past weeks. Pennsylvania’s gas prices have been ranked the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/03/23/24-7-wall-st-10-states-with-the-highest-gas-prices/6737771/">tenth highest </a>in the country.</p><p>The average price of a gallon of gas <a href="http://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPriceReport.aspx?state=PA&amp;site=All">in Pennsylvania</a> is $3.76, well above the national average of $3.67. Pittsburgh is even higher than the rest of Pennsylvania, with an average price of a gallon of gas costing $3.84.</p><p>Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for <a href="http://gasbuddy.com">GasBuddy.com</a>, said in some areas of Pittsburgh $4.00 for a gallon of gas is a penny away. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:15:05 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31962 at http://wesa.fm Gas Prices Closing in on the $4 Mark in Pittsburgh Gas Prices At Lowest in Two Years http://wesa.fm/post/gas-prices-lowest-two-years <p>Gas prices in Pittsburgh are lower than they’ve been since 2010. According to Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst at <a href="http://www.gasbuddy.com/">GasBuddy.com</a>, prices could stay low throughout the holiday season.</p><p>Right now gas in Pennsylvania is roughly $3.40, down from $3.70 just a couple years ago, reports Laskoski. He attributes the price drop to the changing of the seasons. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:44:20 +0000 Katie Martin 19139 at http://wesa.fm Gas Prices At Lowest in Two Years Tracking the Tank: What factors into gas prices? http://wesa.fm/post/tracking-tank-what-factors-gas-prices <p>Following a national price peak in February of $3.75 per gallon, gas prices are not predicted to reach any highs this summer, but numbers are still steadily rising.&nbsp; Many different factors contribute to the cost of fuel including refinery upkeep, Middle East politics and consumer demand. Gregg Laskoski, Senior Problem Analyst for <a href="http://www.pittsburghgasprices.com/Pittsburgh/index.aspx">GasBuddy.com</a> explains the regional gasoline situation.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:56:14 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13683 at http://wesa.fm Tracking the Tank: What factors into gas prices? Western PA Gas Prices Falling, Expected to Continue Downward Trend http://wesa.fm/post/western-pa-gas-prices-falling-expected-continue-downward-trend <p>Gasoline prices have fallen about 8 cents this week compared to last.</p><p>The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.56 per gallon, while the national average is $3.52.</p><p>AAA East Central said there are several reasons for the price decline.</p><p>“One thing is they were very high coming into the winter season, and typically they’re lower during the winter,” said spokeswoman Bevi Powell. “We had a lot of refinery issues at that time that made the prices higher.”</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:10:09 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8391 at http://wesa.fm