Average Retail Gasoline Prices Rising in PA
Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.84 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81 per gallon, according to gasoline price web site PennsylvaniaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices yesterday were 19.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 17.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 14.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
“Even with Isaac long gone, the oil industry is still bringing capacity back online-at refineries and oil rigs, which is keeping pressure on prices,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Supply remains tight across the country as we slowly approach the transition to winter-spec gasoline, but I continue to be firm in believing that the national average will start to decline towards the end of September, as is typically the case,” DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates PennsylvaniaGasPrices.com and more than 250 similar web sites that track gasoline prices at more than 140,000 gasoline stations in the U.S. and Canada.
In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app, which has been downloaded more than 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.