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Average gas prices for Hagerstown area up for fourth week in a row

February 15, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • At the Pilot station on Halfway Boulevard off Interstate-81 at Exit 5, regular grade was $3.55 per gallon. A 92-octane super grade was $3.81, and diesel was listed at $4.03.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Average gas prices have increased nationally and locally for the fourth consecutive week, according to the American Automobile Association weekend gas watch.

This week, regular-grade gas in and around Hagerstown averages $3.58 per gallon — the same average as Maryland’s and 7 cents higher than the national average of $3.51. It is also 2 cents higher than the $3.56 average last week.

On Wednesday, the average price of a gallon of gas in the area was $3.63, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at http:midatlantic.aaa.com.

The lowest price for regular gas in the area was $3.55 per gallon, and the most expensive was $3.69, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder.

The BP gas station in Sharpsburg at the intersection of Main Street (Md. 34) and Church Street (Md. 65) listed regular gas at $3.65 per gallon. The price for the company’s silver grade was $3.79 per gallon, and the 93-octane ultimate grade was $3.89.

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The Sheetz station at the intersection of Greencastle Pike (Md. 63) and National Pike (U.S. 40) was selling regular at $3.62 per gallon, but it was $3.59 with the store’s discount offers. The price for plus grade at the Sheetz store was $3.72 per gallon, while 93-octane super-grade was $3.82. Diesel fuel was selling for $3. per gallon.

The Exxon gas station at the intersection of Burhans Boulevard and Cook Street listed regular gas at $3.65 per gallon. The price for plus there was $3.75, and the 93-octane supreme grade was $3.85 per gallon. Diesel was selling at $3.99 per gallon.

The Shell gas station on Maugans Avenue just off of Interstate-81at Exit 9 in the city was also selling regular grade at $3.65 per gallon. Plus cost $3.75 and premium $3.89. Diesel there was priced at $3.95.

At the Pilot station on Halfway Boulevard off Interstate-81 at Exit 5, regular grade was $3.55 per gallon.

A 92-octane super grade was $3.81, and diesel was listed at $4.03.

The average price for regular gas in Baltimore was $3.56 per gallon this week, while the average price in Maryland aroundWashington, D.C., was $3.61, according to AAA. It is $3.56 in Salisbury and $3.58 in Cumberland.

Crude oil was at $98.67 a barrel on Friday, up from $97.84 per barrel the previous week and $86 per barrel this time last year.

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