Gas prices in W.Va. creep up by about 1 cent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The price of a gallon of gas in West Virginia increased by about a penny from last week, to $3.41 for regular unleaded.

While still above the national average by seven cents, it's down by about 31 cents from the same time last year. The Triple A says it expects gas prices to fall in the months to come because of supplies, flat demand and cheaper winter-blend gasoline. The organization predicts a national average of $3.10 to $3.20 per gallon by Christmas.

Gas prices in West Virginia range from $3.30 a gallon in Clarksburg to $3.60 in Martinsburg.