PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.7 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 1.5 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 5.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 1.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 8.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“While gasoline prices have seemingly remained virtually unchanged in many areas across the U.S. in the last week that has meant that some areas are still seeing prices remain much lower than a year ago,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Gasoline prices in the Rockies generally remain under their year ago levels, with the lowest price in the country in Laramie, Wyoming, where gasoline has plunged to $2.35 per gallon. The national average now lags prices one year ago by 9-cents per gallon, which is a more optimistic start to the year than I would have expected,” 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.