PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 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 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43 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 11.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 20.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“With Labor Day right around the corner, most Americans will be seeing the lowest prices of the summer,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“And the good news doesn’t end there, the national average is at its lowest levels for this time of year since 2010, when prices averaged $2.65/gallon nationally during Labor Day weekend.”
“While most Americans won’t have access to sub-$3 prices, a few hundred gas stations, mainly in the southern United States, are offering gasoline under $3/gallon today. And for those motorists in areas where gas prices tend to be high: just 1.5 percent of gas stations in the United States are selling for more than $4/gallon, so even California is in on the party at the pump,” 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.