AAA predicts $4.25 average at Delaware gas pumps this spring

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.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal