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Hagerstown area's average gas prices top state and national numbers

January 24, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Pilot Travel Center on Md. 63 just off of I-70 had the cheapest regular-grade gas price among stations visited on Tuesday.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Despite already hitting historic highs for January, the average price of gas around Hagerstown increased this week, according to the American Automobile Association weekend gas watch.

The average price of regular-grade gas in Hagerstown was at $3.45 per gallon this week, higher than the nationwide average of $3.39 per gallon and the Maryland average of $3.42, the AAA said. It is also 6 cents higher than the local average last week.

The lowest price for regular-grade gas in the area was $3.37 per gallon, and the most expensive was $3.45 per gallon, which was also the average, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at http://midatlanticaaa.com.

The BP station on Md. 68 sold regular gas at $3.45 per gallon, but the price for the company’s silver-grade was $3.75, while the ultimate-grade at 93 octane was $3.85.

The Pilot Travel Center on Md. 63 just off Exit 24 on Interstate-70 sold regular-grade gas at $3.37 per gallon. The unleaded price there for 93 octane was $3.63 per gallon, while diesel, the only other option offered, was at $3.94 per gallon.

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The Exxon Gas Station and AC&T store at the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive was selling regular grade for $3.45 per gallon, but by noon the price was reduced to $3.42 per gallon. Plus remained at $3.55 per gallon and premium at $3.65 per gallon throughout the day. Diesel fuel was being sold at $3.95 per gallon.

The Sheetz gas station and convenience store at the intersection of South Potomac Street and Oak Ridge Drive was selling diesel at $3.85 per gallon. Regular was selling for $3.45 per gallon, but if a customer took advantage of the store’s discount offers, it was $3.42 per gallon. Premium was $3.65 per gallon.
The Liberty gas station at the intersection of Robinwood Drive and Jefferson Boulevard listed prices slightly below the area’s average. Regular there was $3.43 per gallon, plus was $3.53, and premium was $3.63.

The average price per gallon for regular grade gasoline in Baltimore was $3.40 per gallon, but the average price in Maryland aroundWashington, D.C., was $3.45 per gallon, according to AAA. It was $3.35 in Salisbury and $3.44 in Cumberland.

Crude oil was at $98.33 per barrel on Friday, down from $98.70 per barrel the previous week and up from $89 per barrel this time last year.

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