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Gas Prices Rise 30 Cents in a Month

Find the cheapest gas in Warminster.

The national average for a gallon of gas has increased for 34 consecutive days, rising 47 cents or more than 14 percent during this stretch, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. This is the longest streak since the price increased 44 cents over 44 days March 22 - May 5, 2011.

Locally, the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Bucks and Montgomery is $3.777, up 5.7 cents since last week, 31.9 cents higher than a month ago and 11.7 cents higher than a year ago.

In Pennsylvania, the average price of self-serve gasoline is now $3.788 per gallon, up 5.6 cents since last week.

One reason for the price increase is the trend of U.S. refineries performing seasonal maintenance and making the switchover to summer blend gasoline production earlier in the year, the report states.

Regional supplies can decrease when refineries go offline and subsequently markets are more sensitive during the changeover period to refinery disruptions that would further squeeze supply, as we have this year.

Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is 3.59 per gallon (for members only) at Costco and 3.73 for a gallon of regular at the Sunoco at Street and Davisville Roads. 

If you spotted a better price, please tell us in comments.

 

2/20/13

WEEK AGO

YEAR AGO

National

$3.766

$3.618

$3.570

Pennsylvania

$3.788

$3.732

$3.666

Bucks/Montgomery Area

$3.777

$3.720

$3.660

Rush Limbo February 23, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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