PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80 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 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57 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 62.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 22.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 33.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 67.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“By tomorrow, more stations in the U.S. will be charging under $2.50 per gallon than over, a remarkable milestone,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.
“In fact, as of Sunday evening, the number of states that saw at least one station at $1.99 or less had jumped to 13 from just three a week ago, and included Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
“As of midday Sunday, all 48 lower U.S. states saw averages under $3/gallon, with New York being the last of the lower 48 to join.
“Motorists are saving $270 million dollars every day versus pump prices a year ago, but motorists using the GasBuddy app are saving even more- an additional 10-30 cents per gallon- as the difference between stations widens as gas prices fall at varying rates,” he noted.
GasBuddy is the premiere source for real-time local gas prices. Founded in 2000, GasBuddy.com developed as an initiative to provide consumers access to local, current gas prices. Through the GasBuddy.com Web site and the free GasBuddy mobile app, users can find and share gas prices with fellow drivers, saving big money at the pump.