Delaware drivers are already seeing prices slowly rise at the pump, just as AAA Mid–Atlantic predicted.
“On Monday, the average price at most pumps in Delaware read $3.65, which is up four cents over the weekend and up seven cents in the last week. Diesel prices in the First State are around $4.04,” said Jenny Robinson, a spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. However, Delaware prices except for diesel are still lower than the national gas average.
In Pennsylvania, the average price for unleaded gasoline is $3.74, and $3.59 in New Jersey.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, the average gas price in Delaware could reach $4.25 this spring. The predicted average beats last year’s numbers as well as the highest recorded average in Delaware. In May of 2011, gas prices reached $3.98. But the highest recorded gas average in Delaware took place in 2008 when prices reached $4.11.
Although, prices are expected to rise this year, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials don’t believe the average gas price in Delaware for unleaded gasoline will hit the five-dollar mark.