Delaware gas prices climb by three cents in one week

At a time of year when gas prices are usually going down, the opposite is happening in Delaware and much of the country.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says fueling up in the First State costs $3.37 a gallon, up three-cents from a week ago.  The national average is $3.42 a gallon.  Prices at the pumps are at their highest level ever for this time of year, just ten days before Thanksgiving.  Crude oil prices have remained volatile.  “Gas prices have been anything but typical this year,” AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell said.  “Although most motorists will unlikely alter their travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday, they will undoubtedly ask themselves why prices are on the rise and how long the trend will continue.”  Some analysts are predicting that gas prices will remain steady or even decline before the end of the year, but could rise again next spring and summer.  CLICK HERE to track gas prices in your town or neighborhood using AAA’s Fuel Finder.

 

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