PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 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 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.44 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 18.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 2.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“The last week saw upward momentum in gas prices continue, leading the national average up about a penny,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“We’re past the seventh inning stretch for what will be a short-lived upward trend, and motorists will be seeing lower prices by late September in most areas across the country.
“A mere 1.5 percent of all U.S. gas stations are priced over $4 per gallon, while roughly a third of stations are seeing prices more than $3.50 per gallon, a huge drop versus last year when nearly 62 percent of stations were charging more than $3.50 per gallon.
“On the bottom side, the cheapest 5 percent of stations are charging an average of $3.08 per gallon, and that price will likely continue moving lower in the weeks ahead.”
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.