Delaware gas prices edged up slightly during the past week, but AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts the price at the pump will be relatively stable as the end of the year approaches.
As of the beginning of the week, gas was retailing for an average of $3.24 a gallon in the First State, up three cents from the previous week. The price has gone down 14-cents in the past month, but the cost of a gallon of gas is about 21-cents higher than a year ago.
In Pennsylvania, gas is selling for about $3.35 a gallon, but it’s only costing around $3.12 a gallon to fuel up in New Jersey. The national average is $3.28.
With another busy travel holiday period approaching in less than two weeks, economic concerns and the fluctuating price of crude oil will continue to have an impact on gas prices, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Specialist Jana Tidwell.
“Demand remains low, which has been a key factor despite recently rising crude oil prices, and barring any unforeseen national or international situation that might influence a crude oil upswing, gas prices are likely to remain stable through the remainder of this year and into January,” Tidwell said.
You can shop for gas prices in your town or neighborhood with AAA’s Fuel Finder.