PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 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 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58 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 8.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 5.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 1.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 9.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“While gas prices in Anderson, SC have hit $2.99 per gallon in the last week, nationally, pump prices have also seen drops amounting to an average drop of a nickle per gallon,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“Prices finally have dropped under their year ago values, just in time for those last minute vacations before school starts. The rest of the summer will likely see prices flirting with where they stand today, but more significant relief will arrive around
mid-September when prices nationally could be 10-25 cents per gallon lower than where they are today,” 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.