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National average gas prices near last year's record

Average in and around Hagerstown rose 6 cents a gallon

April 04, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • Among the stations The Herald-Mail visited Wednesday, the AC&T Station on Wesel Boulevard had the cheapest regular-grade gas.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Now within a nickel of last year’s high, the national average for regular grade gasoline rose again this week to $3.93 per gallon, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.

That’s a 4 cent increase over last week’s average of $3.89 per gallon.

The national average high last year was $3.98 per gallon for regular grade gas, reached in early May.

In Maryland, the average price rose by 4 cents as well, to $3.97 per gallon, while the average in and around Hagerstown rose 6 cents to $3.90 per gallon.

On Wednesday, the average in Hagerstown was $3.94 per gallon for regular grade gas.

The lowest and highest prices for regular gas in the area were $3.89 and $3.98 per gallon, respectively, on Wednesday, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder’s website for the region at http://midatlantic.aaa.com.

The BP Station on Md. 68 in Clear Spring off of Interstate 70 at Exit 18 was selling regular grade gas at $3.95 per gallon, silver grade at $4.25 and 93-octane ultimate grade at $4.35.

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The Sheetz station at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Mapleville Road was selling regular grade gas at $3.98 per gallon Wednesday and $3.95 with the store’s discount offers.

The station’s plus grade was $4.08, while its 93-octane Super grade was $4.18. Kerosene was $3.99 per gallon, and diesel fuel $4.15.

The AC&T station on Wesel Boulevard across the street from Valley Park Commons had regular grade gas at $3.89 per gallon, plus grade at $3.99, 93-octane premium at $4.09 and diesel fuel at $4.19.

The Liberty gas station on Sharpsburg Pike south of I-70 at Exit 29 was selling regular grade gas at $3.94 per gallon, mid-grade at $4.05, and 93-octane premium at $4.15.

The Sunoco station on Dual Highway at Eastern Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.93 per gallon, plus grade at $4.05 and 93-octane ultra grade at $4.25.

The average price for regular grade gas in the Washington, D.C., area this week was $4.03 per gallon. It was $3.87 per gallon in the Cumberland, Md., area and $3.96 in the Baltimore area. In the Salisbury area, it was $3.85 per gallon.

Crude oil was at $103.02 per barrel on Friday, down from $106.87 the previous week and $108 at this time last year.

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