End of summer brings low gas prices to Delaware

 (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

(AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

For the first time since February, Delaware’s gas price average is below $3.30.

The state’s average price for gas on the final day of summer is $3.28, two pennies below the previous low set in early February. Monday’s average is 40 cents lower than the average high for 2014 which was $3.68 per gallon on April 28.

“With peak summer driving season behind us and people returning to regular work and school routines, lower gas prices are welcome news,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Jim Lardear. “AAA expects prices at the pump will continue to inch downward in the coming weeks, barring any unforseseen circumstances, potentially falling another 10 to 20 cents by the end of October.”

Over the past week, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Delaware has dropped 11 cents. That’s partly due to the gas stations switching to the less expensive winter-blended gasoline.

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