Prices at the pump are up by about nine cents a gallon from a week ago in Delaware, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
A gallon of regular gas now sells for an average of $3.71 in the First State. That’s two cents above the national average. The average price in South Jersey is $3.60, while gas sells for about $3.76 a gallon in southeastern Pennsylvania. The price of gas went up by about 29 cents during the past month. Rising demand for gas, instability in the global economy and unrest in the Middle East are contributing factors to the trend of rising gas prices. “We continue to project that by Labor Day prices at the pump will go back down to more manageable levels,” AAA Manager of Public and Government Affairs Jenny Robinson said.