DENVER – Drivers in Denver can be thankful that gas prices have fallen this week, bucking the national trend.
Over the past week, average gas prices in the Denver metro area have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon, averaging $3.49 per gallon according to GasBuddy.com. The survey included 844 gas outlets in Denver.
The website also reported that gas prices have increased nationally 3.2 cents per gallon over the last week to $3.68 per gallon.
Gas prices in Denver were unchanged compared to the same day one year ago, and are 13.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
Over the last month the national average has increased 9.9 cents per gallon and is currently 19 cents per gallon more than this day one year ago.
Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst, said:
“The national average has seen the upward trend continuing, with average prices climbing across an abundance of the U.S. The price of WTI oil continues to rise to levels not seen in quite some time, and that may continue, at least for the time being, to put more upward pressure on gasoline prices. While the worst may be behind us, I do believe the week ahead will likely feature another rise in the national average.”
GasBuddy operates DenverGasPrices.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 smart phone app which has been downloaded over 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area.