Local gasoline prices still falling
By Kim Leonard
Published: Monday, December 24, 2012, 7:47 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Pittsburgh area's average price at the pump fell 2.1 cents over the past week, just in time for Christmas. But this still might be the highest-cost holiday for fill-ups.
GasBuddy.com's survey of 731 local gas stations came up with a $3.45-a-gallon average price as of Sunday. That's 14.6 cents higher than a year ago, although 17.7 cents lower than a month ago.
The $3.24 national average price didn't change in the past week, and it's 1.3 cents higher than a year ago.
“It appears that the national average may set a record high,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst. Current prices indicate this year might edge out 2011 as the most expensive average for gasoline purchased on Christmas Day, he said.
- Steelers hope new blocking scheme kick-starts running game
- NHL commissioner Bettman talks Crosby, Olympics, outdoor games
- Senators' Alfredsson clarifies comments made after Game 4
- Dejan Kovacevic chat transcript: May 24, 2013
- Penguins insider: Golden opportunity arrives with Game 5
- Friday’s high of 51 was lowest ever for May 24
- TJ’s Mascaro served early exit at state singles
- Police: Former Bethel Park PTO president spent stolen money on ‘stupid stuff’
- Steelers notebook: Slimmed-down Redman optimistic for 2013
- Scouts vote on gays could cost sponsorships
- Starkey: Pens’ offense blazing historic path
You must be signed in to add comments
To comment, click the Sign in or sign up at the very top of this page.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.