Prices at the pump continued to climb in Delaware during the final week of winter, with the cost expected to increase into the spring.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says prices are at historic highs for the start of spring. “As has been the case all year, gas prices continue to be influenced by various factors, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region,” AAA Mid-Atlantic public affairs specialist Jana Tidwell said. “Crude oil prices, national and international economic news, geopolitical tensions, and refinery shutdowns have and will continue to play into gas prices throughout the spring months, as analysts continue to believe prices will peak upwards of $4.00 per gallon – perhaps as high as $4.25 nationally.” As of the start of the week, a gallon of gas costs $3.73 in the First State, up five-cents from a week ago. The national average is $3.84. Fueling up costs about $3.81 in Pennsylvania and $3.61 in South Jersey.