PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 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 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59 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 21.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Gas price limbo has continued for another week, with average prices across the United States virtually the same as they were a month ago,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“Opening week for football certainly brought more excitement than we’ve seen at the gas pump lately, but one thing is for sure – with gas prices averaging 22 cents per gallon lower than last year, there’s a lot of extra hot dogs and beer that can be consumed instead of being redirected into the tanks of American motorists.”
“While the situation in Syria bears further monitoring, and hurricane season remains on the radar, we’ve still seen prices continue to hold level. In fact, the cumulative yearly average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.57 per gallon, compared to one year ago when it was $3.62 per gallon, so while motorists feel this has been a bad year for gas prices, it hasn’t been as painful as 2012,” 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.