Pennsylvania gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania.
Gas prices in Pennsylvania are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 83.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Pennsylvania is priced at $2.93/gallon Monday while the most expensive is $3.65/gallon, a difference of 72.0 cents per gallon.
The lowest price in the state Monday is $2.93/gallon while the highest is $3.65/gallon, a difference of 72.0 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.14/gallon Monday. The national average is unchanged from a month ago and stands 96.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Pennsylvania and the national average going back 10 years:
- Aug. 23, 2020: $2.44/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
- Aug. 23, 2019: $2.72/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)
- Aug. 23, 2018: $3.03/g (U.S. Average: $2.84/g)
- Aug. 23, 2017: $2.54/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g)
- Aug. 23, 2016: $2.30/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
- Aug. 23, 2015: $2.58/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
- Aug. 23, 2014: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
- Aug. 23, 2013: $3.56/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
- Aug. 23, 2012: $3.73/g (U.S. Average: $3.71/g)
- Aug. 23, 2011: $3.55/g (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- Harrisburg – $3.20/g, down 1.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.21/g.
- Hagerstown – $2.93/g, down 1.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.95/g.
- York – $3.29/g, up 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.28/g.
“Gasoline prices have started to slide over the last few days as oil prices have plunged, largely fueled by a continued global surge in COVID-19 cases and concern that fuel demand may shrink as more companies table return to work plans and the summer driving season comes to a close,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“Excluding the plunge in gasoline prices as COVID unfolded in 2020, Sunday saw one of the largest single-day declines in the national average in nearly three years.
“The good news won’t end there, either, as I fully expect the national average could drop back under $3 per gallon in the next three weeks.
“The bottom line for motorists is that if they don’t absolutely need to fill up, they should avoid doing so as fuel prices are nearly guaranteed to continue to decline in every state in the coming week.”
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades.
Unlike AAA’s once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country.
GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.