Gas Prices Increasing Along With Consumption

Gas is up five cents a gallon on average over the past week in the Pittsburgh area.

Joe DeStio
May 26, 2020 - 12:55 pm
 Good news for Pittsburgh area motorists, at least for now.

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Gasoline prices in the Pittsburgh area are inching up along with consumption.

Gas is up five cents a gallon on average over the past week in the Pittsburgh area.

GasBuddy.com put it at $2.33 a gallon. That’s up 17 cents from a month ago at the height of COVID-19 restrictions.

Countywide Petroleum distributor Tom Redshaw tells the KDKA Radio Morning Show consumption is coming back from historic lows.

“It was down about 50 percent, looking down May about to be 35 (percent),” said Redshaw. “It’s been a tough year, for a lot of people . . . there’s been some consolidation that has happened.”

And layoffs, especially in the supply chain.

Redshaw adds some stations are boosting retail prices to make up for the loss of volume.

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