PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40 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 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30 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 3.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 6.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 13.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“We’ve begun to see retail prices eroding at a much faster rate in the last few days across a good portion of the country,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“Forty-eight out of 50 states saw average prices decline in the last week, with some of the largest declines in the Midwest, where more and more stations are slipping under the $3 per gallon barrier.
“Motorists should be seeing continued drops in gas prices across much of the United States in the week ahead as gas prices catch up to the recent decrease in crude oil prices.”
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.