PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 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 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices yesterday were 15.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 6.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 6.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 14.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“The brief increase in the national average now appears over, as gas prices this past week have resumed their decline,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“Not a single state saw its gas price average rise in the last week- certainly an impressive feat compared to last week. The good news doesn’t end there, either: prices will likely continue declining in the week ahead as EPA summer gasoline requirements end today in much of the country, ushering in cheaper to produce winter gasoline.
“Over the next month or two it is likely the national average will fall another 10-20 cents per gallon to some of the lowest prices of 2014. Additionally, some states in the south will see their average prices drop under $3 per gallon, perhaps even in time for Halloween,” 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.