Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.77 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 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.72 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices yesterday were 4.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 27.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 42.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 9.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
“The streak is over,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “GasBuddy data showed the national average rising for 32 consecutive days- starting Jan. 20 at $3.265 per gallon, and ending Feb. 21 at $3.733 per gallon. The tide has now turned and the national average has dropped two days straight. This is certainly excellent news for disillusioned motorists- but I would caution them not to get overly thrilled as prices may linger near these levels for some time,” 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.