Analysts: Nationally, Motorists See Relief at the Pump
PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66 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 4.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 0.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Relief at the pump has continued for motorists in a majority of the United States during the last week,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “I would caution motorists, however, not to sound the all clear. Refineries will be continuing their switch over to cleaner burning gasoline, and there certainly is the possibility that one mishap could send prices racing higher, much to the disappointment of motorists nationwide,” 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 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.