By Pittsburgh Business Times

After weeks of declines, gasoline prices are on the upward march in western Pennsylvania.

The average price in western Pennsylvania is $3.495 per gallon, according to the AAA East Central Fuel Gauge released Wednesday. That's up five cents from $3.442 a gallon last week and higher than the $2.90 a gallon average price in western Pennsylvania a year ago.

The lowest prices in the region were $3.42 a gallon in Brookville and $3.44 a gallon in Sharon. The highest prices were in $3.55 in Altoona and $3.56 in Erie.

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