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Average Hagerstown area gas prices went up 6 cents a gallon this week

March 27, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Alex Convenience Store in Boonsboro was tied for the most expensive station visited Tuesday with Your Country Store in Cearfoss.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Continuing to rise, average gas prices are getting closer to the $4-a-gallon mark both nationally and locally.

The national average for regular grade gas went up 5 cents a gallon again this week, now at $3.89 per gallon, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.

The average in the Hagerstown area this week went up 6 cents to $3.84 per gallon, still 9 cents lower than the state average of $3.93 per gallon.

On Tuesday, the average in Hagerstown was $3.86 per gallon for regular grade gas.

The lowest and highest prices for regular gas in the area were $3.79 and $3.92 per gallon, respectively, on Tuesday, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder’s website for the region at http://midatlantic.aaa.com.

The Country Store at the intersection of Fairview Road and Greencastle Pike in Cearfoss, and Alex Convenience Store and Gas Station on Main Street in Boonsboro, each had the same prices for every grade of fuel and were the most expensive stations visited byThe Herald-MailTuesday.

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They were selling regular grade gas at $3.89 per gallon and  plus grade at $3.99, while 93-octane super grade at Your Country Store and premium grade at Alex Convenience Store were both $4.09.

The Shell station on Maugans Avenue just off of Interstate 81 at Exit 9 was selling regular grade gas at $3.79 per gallon, plus grade at $3.89 and 93-octane V-Power grade at $4.03. A diesel option was also offered at $4.09 per gallon.

The Sheetz station at the intersection of Potomac and Fairgrounds avenues was selling regular grade gas at $3.88 per gallon Tuesday and $3.85 with the store’s discount offers. The company’s plus grade was $3.98, while its 93-octane Super grade was $4.08. Kerosene was $3.99 per gallon.

The Exxon AC&T station at the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive had regular grade and plus grade gas at $3.87 per gallon. The station's 93-octane supreme grade was $4.07, and diesel fuel was $4.19.

The average for regular grade gas in the Washington, D.C., area was $3.99 per gallon this week. In the Cumberland, Md., area it was $3.78 per gallon, and $3.93 in the Baltimore area. In the Salisbury area, it was $3.74 per gallon.

Crude oil was at $106.87 per barrel on Friday, down from $107.06 the previous week and up from $101 at this time last year.

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