Analyst: Gas Prices are “A Bit Wacky” across the U.S.

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 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 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57 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 14.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Relief continues to show up at pumps in the Great Lakes, while the opposite trend has started in California,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Gasoline prices are certainly a bit wacky right now across the country with prices moving in different directions, but from what we saw in the last few days with oil prices, I’m hopeful that most areas of the United States will see new or continued relief for at least the first half of this week, with some areas seeing a continued drop for most of this week,” DeHaan said.

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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.

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