Gasoline prices are expected to climb to $3 per gallon this week in Pennsylvania.

Amy Sisk / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Listen: Gas reached $3 per gallon in PA this week. Why is it getting so expensive?

  • Amy Sisk
The average price for a gallon of gasoline reached $3 in Pennsylvania this week.

The average price for a gallon of gasoline reached $3 in Pennsylvania this week.

Pennsylvania drivers may have encountered sticker shock this week if they pulled into a gas station: $3 per gallon to fill up their gas tank.

Gasoline has not been this expensive since 2014, when the price of crude oil was sky high. Later that year, oil prices started to tank amid a global oversupply, which drove down gas prices as well.

But recovering oil prices, coupled with record-high demand for gas for the month of April, means that gas prices are going back up. They’re likely to stay that way as the summer driving season kicks off and more people hit the road for vacation.

StateImpact reporter Amy Sisk discussed what’s driving prices and demand Friday with WESA’s Kevin Gavin on “The Confluence.” You can listen to the segment here: