It appears drivers in Delaware will be paying $4.00 for a gallon of gas sooner rather than later, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
The average price rose by one-cent during the past week to $3.58, but there has been no stopping the escalating cost of fueling up. Gas prices have risen an average of 10-percent since the start of the year. Historically, once the price tops the $3.50 threshold, it tends to stay there for some – or, more likely, it keeps rising. “Global demand, speculation and crude oil prices are all influencing gas prices,” AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell said. Prices are at an all-time high nationally for this time of year, averaging $3.56. The average price in Pennsylvania is $3.66, while the cost per gallon averages $3.49 in New Jersey. Gas may cost $4.00 a gallon by late April or early May, according to analysts.