Average Retail Gas Prices Rise 2 Cents in the past week in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.26 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

“GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week, available on the GasBuddy Blog, which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead,” DeHaan said. The GasBuddy blog can be found at http://blog.gasbuddy.com.

About GasBuddy

GasBuddy operates PennsylvaniaGasPrices.com and more than 250 similar Web sites that track gasoline prices at more than 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.

In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app, which has been downloaded more than 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area.

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