National gas prices down, Asheville’s up, says website
Average retail gasoline prices in Asheville have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/g, according to gasoline price website AshevilleGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Asheville during the past week, prices yesterday were 32.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 29.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average has again seen a decrease in the last week, as California joins much of the rest of the United States in seeing lower prices," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Even though there hasn't been a massive decline in California retail prices, the fact that prices have stopped rising there has helped tip the national average lower. In the week ahead, we could continue to see declines as wholesale prices fell lower late last week, meaning gas stations have additional room to drop their prices," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates AshevilleGasPrices.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.