Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Who's selling the cheapest ... and the most expensive gas in the area?
Three of the six gas stations being tracked week-to-week by Upper Dublin Patch lowered the cost of their regular gas. The average price for a gallon of regular at these six gas stations dipped by a nickel over last week to $3.71. Last week, the prices dropped by $0.04 — so the local prices for regular gas are comparable to the national average, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. They weren’t several weeks ago. The local average cost for a gallon of premium also dropped, but only by about 2 cents, brining it to a still-over-four-dollar $4.02. That figure is seven cents higher than the national average and ten cents higher than the Philadelphia average. Cumberland Farms is selling the cheapest regular gas at $3.56, though Sunoco isn…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Check out the cheapest — and the most expensive — gas in the area.
Five of the six gas stations being tracked week-to-week by Upper Dublin Patch lowered the cost of their regular gas. The average price for a gallon of regular at these six gas stations dipped by $0.04; premium gas dropped by $0.07. The price for regular is about 5 cents higher than the national average, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, and about a dime higher than the national average for a gallon of premium. The cheapest gas — both regular and premium — can be had at Sunoco, where it’s going for $3.56 and $3.89, respectively. The biggest drops, week-to-week, happened at Cumberland Farms and Sunoco. The gas stations, which are very close to each other, each lowered the cost of a gallon of premium gas by $0.20. Lukoil is still …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Upper Dublin gas prices are higher than the regional and national averages; check out the prices at local gas stations.
Gas prices in the Philadelphia area jumped about a nickel per gallon over last week, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report … and they jumped a bit higher in the Upper Dublin area. According to AAA, the price for a gallon of regular gas in the Philadelphia region is $3.77; premium gas will cost you another $0.28 per gallon. Those prices are both up more than a quarter over last month. About a year ago, regular fuel was about a dime cheaper per gallon and premium gas was $0.15 per gallon less than it is now. Prices at gas stations in the Upper Dublin area are generally higher than both the regional and the national averages — fuel prices at almost every gas station jumped over last week. The cheapest regular fuel can be had at …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Prices are dropping, but are still much higher than a year ago.
AAA released its weekly Fuel Gauge Report Tuesday, in which the agency predicts gas prices will continue to fall from now until Christmas. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.81, down 4.9 cents from a week ago. In the Philadelphia region, the average price is slightly higher at $3.91, down 4.5 cents from last week. That also marks a decrease of 11.8 cents over the past month. However, prices are considerably higher than this time last year: 31.8 cents higher in Philadelphia, and 30.5 cents higher nationally. The good news is that AAA predicts prices will fall through Christmas, a trend that has held true in seven of the past nine years. According to AAA, prices rose steeply in the summer months in …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Household budget feeling tighter in recent weeks? Higher gas prices might be to blame.
Gas prices in your neighborhood are ticking up. The current average price of a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $3.889 and rising, up from $3.669 a month ago. See the chart below to see the trend line: Locally, here's where to find the best deal: $3.78 at 7-Eleven 1315 S Bethlehem Pike, Ambler $3.83 at Shell, 371 E Butler Ave, Ambler $3.84 at Sunoco, 1146 Limekiln Pike, Ambler Despite the rise, analyst Patrick DeHaan of GasBuddy.com—the parent company of PennsylvaniaGasPrices.com—thinks prices will drop soon. "Even with Isaac long gone, the oil industry is still bringing capacity back online- at refineries and oil rigs, which is keeping pressure on prices," DeHaan said in a press release. "Supply remains tight across the country as we …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After fuel prices rose sharply in July, AAA releases outlook for August.
AAA released its weekly fuel gauge report yesterday, showing a sharp increase in gas prices through the month of July and predicting that prices will remain high through Labor Day. According to AAA numbers, national gas prices increased 5.1 percent, or 17 cents a gallon, over the course of July, to close out at $3.50 a gallon. That's the first monthly increase since March and the largest increase for July since at least 2000, when AAA began keeping records. If it seems like prices had been low this summer, they were. Fuel costs had decreased three months in a row before falling to a summertime low of $3.326 on July 2. However, prices rose quickly to close out the month at the national average of $3.50, $3.66 in the Philadelphia region. In …
Monday, July 9, 2012
AAA East Penn says drivers are paying 21 to 33 cents less per gallon than in July 2011.
The Main Street Post reports that Pennsylvania drivers are paying an average of 21 to 33 cents less per gallon than they had last July, according to AAA East Penn. The average price for self-serve regular unleaded gas in the greater Philadelphia region is $3.406 a gallon, down 26.3 cents from July 2011. It's worth noting the current price for gas is down 22.9 cents from last month. The price drop is attributed to current domestic and foreign economic concerns, which have lowered the cost of crude oil.
Monday, June 18, 2012
AAA says prices are the lowest they've been since January.
Gas prices have fallen below $3.50 a gallon for the first time since January, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported this week. “Not since late-January of this year have we seen gas prices in the Philadelphia area below the $3.50 per gallon mark,” said Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Now that crude oil has settled in the $80 range, down from a triple digit highs this spring, gas prices are shifting downward as well. Analysts believe the recent drop in prices will likely last through the summer months and could potentially drop to the $3.00 to $3.25 per gallon range in some areas.” According to the release, the average price for gas in the Philadelphia region fell six cents last week, following a drop…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Company dispels common "gas myths."
In a recent press release from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Office, based out of Philadelphia, the company takes down a number of "myths" surrounding gas prices, including the idea that prices will hit $5 a gallon this summer. The release waxes scientific, satirical, and even a bit political at times, but offers deconstructions of what it calls the most common public myths. A clip from the release here: “Consumers are desperate, they will try anything and do anything to try to save money, including falling for the latest rumors and myths,” said Jenny M. Robinson, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs. “They range from 'it is more fuel-efficient to turn off the car's air conditioner (false),' to 'buying gasoline in the morning…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Prices are still above the state and national averages.
Gas prices remain at roughly the same levels since our last gas files, with the Dresher Sunoco retaining its top position at $3.63 for a gallon of regular. Cumberland Farms is one cent more expensive at $3.64, with the Dresher Exxon next at $3.65. The $3.71 average is 12 cents higher than the national average of $3.59, and nine cents higher than the Pennsylvania average of $3.62. $3.79(cash) $3.87(credit)