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MA gas prices on the decline

MA gas prices on the decline

The average for the final week of September was $2.70 per gallon as of Sept. 24. After topping out close to $2.70 a gallon, gasoline prices have been going down over the last two weeks. In the most recent leg higher, the y/y change in prices peaked at just 16.5% highlighting how in the perspective of longer-term history, the most recent hurricane-induced surge in gas prices wasn't that large.

In the Wilkes-Barre area, AAA reports the average price per gallon at Wilkes-Barre $2.80 - it was $2.85 a week ago and $2.34 one year ago.

"That downward momentum is starting to pick up steam", Gasbuddy senior analyst Patrick DeHaan told ConsumerAffairs.

Prices remain higher than normal in the Southeast, which normally enjoys some of the lowest fuel prices in the nation. "Nationwide, many motorists have asked why all gas prices haven't come back down to pre-Harvey levels, and while the answer is complex, in short, it will take weeks or months to see gasoline inventories recover fully, but prices will continue to slowly drift lower as inventories slowly improve". "Gas prices in the southeastern US should drop another 5-10 cents this week".

Gas prices are dropping, and they're expected to drop a lot more.

The average cost for gas in NY was $2.45 cents before the hurricanes hit. Drivers in SC (39 cents), Alabama (37 cents), Florida (36 cents), MS (32 cents) and Texas (31 cents) are also paying more. While prices so far in 2017 are up 10.1%, that is well below the average move of 17.4% for all years since 2005 and ranks as the sixth smallest YTD gain over the last thirteen years.

The next time you fill up, it may be cheaper. That may have helped bring down prices a bit, but DeHaan says there are other economic forces at work that may limit the benefit to consumers.

Gasoline prices are slowly but steadily falling after they previously skyrocketed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


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