Gas prices drop this week; Sheetz to offer reduced pump prices

Nov. 21—Gas prices in New Castle dropped a penny ahead of Thanksgiving.

The average gallon of gasoline in the city is now $3.41, AAA East Central reported Monday. That's the cheapest average in western Pennsylvania by more than a dime, as Brookville ($3.55) and Sharon ($3.59) check in just behind this week. Lawrence County's average this week is $3.47, down three cents from last week.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the national average for a gallon of gas is steadily declining. Since last week, pump prices have fallen six cents to $3.30. Since the price peak for 2023, the national average has either fallen or remained flat for 60 straight days. Ten states now have averages below $3 per gallon. Monday's national average is 25 cents less than a month ago and 37 cents less than a year ago.

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 9.49 to 8.95 million barrels per day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.5 million barrels to 215.7 million barrels. Lower gas demand, alongside declining oil prices, has contributed to pushing pump prices down.

Drivers looking for cheaper options filling up can visit two Sheetz locations in the county for $1.99 Unleaded 88 gas through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 27. Locations in the county with that grade of gas include the Union Township and Ellwood City locations.

Unleaded 88 has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in all 2001 and newer cars, trucks and SUVs. Unleaded 88 burns cleaner and reduces toxins, making it more environmentally friendly.