PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78 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 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62 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 33.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has increased 2.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
“Pump prices have continued to recede across much of the country, although decreases have been small so far,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“The national average peaked in the closing days of April and has moved down a few cents per gallon, and we’ll likely continue to see prices dropping as we approach Memorial Day.
“California continues to see the largest decreases thanks to increasing supply and falling wholesale prices. On the other hand, Oregon and Washington may see slight increases in prices as supply remains tight. The national average by Memorial Day will be between 5-10 cents per gallon lower than today, which would represent a nice decrease over where gasoline prices were on Memorial Day 2013,” 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.