AAA Mid-Atlantic says Delaware gas prices are now higher than at this time a year ago, and are not likely to start going down again until after Labor Day.
A gallon of unleaded regular now sells for about $3.72, two cents higher than a week earlier. $3.72 is also the national average, while gas sells for about $3.61 in South Jersey and $3.79 in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gas prices have been rising steadily since July 4th, following about three months of declines. AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell said experts are forecasting a continuing increase in the price of gas through Labor Day, but they do not expect a big spike. “This is typically a time when gas expenditures start a downward trend, as long driving vacations decrease and kids are back in school, however recent trends have been anything but typical so it may very well be a wait and see as autumn approaches,” Tidwell said.