Delaware drivers are paying more to fuel up, just as the summer driving season approaches its peak.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the price at the pump for a gallon of regular unleaded averages about $3.46 statewide, up six cents from the previous week. Prices have been going up in July after declining or remaining stable for about three months. “Don’t be surprised if prices rise through July, just as they did last July when prices rose 17 cents a gallon,” AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell said. “Yet even with the increase, gas prices remain 26 cents a gallon lower than at this time last year. In August, prices at the pump should begin to retreat again, barring any supply disruptions such as a hurricane or international event that would put upward pressure on crude oil, and in turn gas prices.” The National average for gas is $3.40, while a gallon sells for $3.38 in South Jersey and about $3.52 in southeastern Pennsylvania.