PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75 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 $3.65 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 30.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 0.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 17.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
“The national average has started a nice downward trend, even as motorists were hitting the road for July 4,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“Yes, gas prices were some of the highest July 4 prices we’ve seen since 2008, they drifted downward in many communities as the holiday approached.”
“Over the last week, the national average has fallen almost 4 cents/gallon- a trend that could continue with an absence of hurricanes or disruptions from Iraq. Gas prices over the next few weeks could fall more than 10 cents/gallon should the aforementioned situations remain quiet, which is most welcome as the peak of the summer driving season comes into focus,” 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.