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PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is eight cents cheaper this week at $2.925 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Driving through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, motorists will find gas prices on average at $2.65 with the most expensive at $2.89 in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. The cheapest price is $2.42 in Tennessee.

Gas price declines this week were supported by a sizeable build in gasoline stocks – nearly 1.9 million barrels, bumping total inventories to 65.1 million bbl. In addition, regional utilization pushed up for a second week to nearly 94%. These moves will help to keep gas prices stable for now, and potentially move them cheaper in the month ahead.

The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in Bradford is $2.997; in Brookville, $3.024; in DuBois, $2.899; in Erie, $2.917; and in Warren, $2.998.

Nearly every state’s gas price average is cheaper than a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. Today’s national average is $2.74, which is seven-cents cheaper than last week, 13-cents less than a month ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago.