TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Local gasoline prices still falling

About Kim Leonard
Kim Leonard 412-380-5606
Assistant Metro Editor
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Daily Photo Galleries


By Kim Leonard

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, 7:47 p.m.

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
  2. Kovacevic: Still waiting on Malkin, Crosby
  3. Shale oil, gas drilling boom wins favor with labor unions, thwarting environmentalists
  4. BVA senior takes Relay for Life personal
  5. LaBar: Did WWE referee know finish to Undertaker match?
  6. Fleury a bright spot among struggling Penguins in playoffs
  7. Rossi: Lack of together time showing for Penguins’ defense
  8. Manorville man gives children gift of fishing
  9. Local runners set for Boston
  10. Landslides put Baldwin firefighters in financial peril
  11. Three ejected after Pirates, Brewers brawl
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.