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PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is three cents cheaper this week at $3.001 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Pump prices continue to push lower among all Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, and for a second week, every state average is under $3/gallon. Pennsylvania ($2.95), Connecticut ($2.94), New York ($2.92) and Washington, D.C. ($2.89) carry the most expensive gas prices in the region.

The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show a half a million-barrel decrease for the week ending May 24. The small draw helped to push gas prices lower in the region. Moreover, regional refinery utilization increased to 92% this week, which could translate into increasing inventory in the weeks ahead. This would be welcomed news for the region, which is currently holding its lowest level of inventory for the end of May since 2015.

The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bradford is $3.053; in Brookville, $3.052; in DuBois, $2.965; in Erie, $2.993; and in Warren, $3.129.

Today’s national average is $2.81, which is two cents cheaper than last week, eight cents less than last month, and 13 cents less than last year.