Gas prices up 7 cents in past week

Gas prices up 7 cents in past week

PITTSBURGH — Gas prices in the Pittsburgh area are spiking.

In just one week, the numbers at the pump have ticked up 7 cents a gallon.

Channel 11 checked several gas stations, all of which had their cheapest gas listed at nearly $2.86 a gallon.

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That's higher than the $2.81 average in the Pittsburgh market.

It's rare to see rising prices in the fall.

Experts say it's being fueled by a major pipeline leak and a big demand for gas right now.

Analysts expect prices to go down by the end of the week.