HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania gas prices have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 stations in Pennsylvania.
Gas prices in Pennsylvania are 5.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.02/gallon higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Pennsylvania is priced at $3.05/gallon Monday while the most expensive is $4.29/gallon, a difference of $1.24/gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.30/gallon Monday.
The national average is down 10.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.10/gallon higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Pennsylvania and the national average going back 10 years:
- Dec. 20, 2020: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.21/g)
- Dec. 20, 2019: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
- Dec. 20, 2018: $2.55/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
- Dec. 20, 2017: $2.69/g (U.S. Average: $2.43/g)
- Dec. 20, 2016: $2.43/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
- Dec. 20, 2015: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $1.99/g)
- Dec. 20, 2014: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.41/g)
- Dec. 20, 2013: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.21/g)
- Dec. 20, 2012: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.21/g)
- Dec. 20, 2011: $3.30/g (U.S. Average: $3.21/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
- Harrisburg – $3.52/g, down 1.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.54/g.
- Hagerstown – $3.30/g, down 2.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.32/g.
- York – $3.55/g, down 2.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.57/g.
“For yet another week, average gasoline prices continue to fall as omicron cases surge, leading oil demand, and thus oil prices, to stall. The decline in gas prices will likely continue until new COVID cases slow down,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“With gas prices very likely to continue declining this week in most states, we may see Christmas gas prices fall just under their all-time high on the holiday, which was $3.26 in 2013.
“Beyond Christmas, with omicron cases likely to continue climbing, I do believe we’ll see a more noticeable hit on gasoline demand once the holidays are over.
“There’s a rising likelihood that we won’t see gas prices rising for the rest of the year- with one caveat- gas prices in the Great Lakes states have plummeted by 30 to 50 cents in some areas, and stations in those areas may raise prices slightly should oil prices slow their decline.
“Aside from those areas, declines at the pump are likely to continue as we close out 2021.”
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