PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54 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 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.52 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 41.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 37.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“The national average continues to be driven down as oil prices have fallen in recent weeks,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The year savings is approaching 40 cents a gallon in some spots- not necessarily hitting the lottery, but every cent counts. As we get closer to Memorial Day, there’s also the chance of an increase in pricing volatility thanks to refinery maintenance season that will be gradually coming to a close,” 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.