PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34 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 6.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Pennsylvania during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 18.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 12.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“What an impressive week it has been for watching the decline in gasoline prices across the country,” said GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan.
“I don’t think I’ve seen such big drops in retail prices collectively since the recession of 2009. Last week, every single state saw its average gas price decline. The smallest decline in state averages in the lower 48 states was a 5-cent decline in West Virginia.
“You know … it’s been a pretty good week when you can say the smallest average state decline was a nickel in a week. Meanwhile, the largest drop was in Minnesota’s average, which saw a 16-cent decline.
“Perhaps most incredibly, the number of stations in the United States selling under $3 per gallon amounted to almost 25 percent of all stations yesterday. Last Monday, that number was just 6.6 percent. That means currently 30,000 gas stations in the United States are charging less than $3 per gallon.”
“And perhaps the best news for motorists is that we have more decreases coming- some states could see their lowest prices since late 2010 over the next month,” DeHaan noted.
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.