Delaware gas prices continue upward climb

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.


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