Anchorage Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook - April 30, 2012
Anchorage, April 30- Average retail gasoline prices in Anchorage have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website AnchorageGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Anchorage during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 8.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"Unsurprisingly, the average price for a gallon of regular self-serve continues to drop in a majority of communities across the United States," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The national average now stands nearly 10-cents per gallon lower than the same date a year ago, but will we hear an end to complaining about gasoline prices at the pump? Perhaps the rhetoric will wind down, but with summer around the corner, any sudden increase in price of gasoline will have Americans virtually calling for the heads of politicians in November," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates AnchorageGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.