If recent trends continue, gas could be selling for $3.00-to-$3.25 a gallon in Delaware in the near future.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says gasoline is selling for an average of $3.50 a gallon, down six cents from a week earlier. Prices have been dropping since early April, and a week into the summer driving season further declines are predicted. “For the second straight year, gas prices have dropped ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, rather than the first holiday weekend of the summer season boasting the highest gas prices of the season,” AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell said. “Analysts believe prices will continue to drop, perhaps to as low as $3.00 to $3.25 per gallon in some parts of the country this summer.” The national average for a gallon of gas is $3.59. Crude oil prices are a major factor in the recent gas price decline.