PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31 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 3.3 cents per gallon 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 32.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“The downward movement in national gasoline prices has continued for yet another week, thanks to a fall in commodity prices,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Oil prices continue to shed value, leading the way to lower gasoline prices. Five states – all in the nation’s midsection- are now seeing their average prices under $3 per gallon: Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Kansas, and motorists in those states certainly have a ‘there’s no place like home’ advantage,” 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.