Local gasoline prices still falling
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.
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