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Hagerstown average gas prices higher than national average

April 10, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Pilot Travel Center on Greencastle Pike just off of Interstate 70 at Exit 24, was selling regular grade gas at $3.89 per gallon. However, at $4.23 per gallon.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Gas prices have not changed significantly nationwide this week, but they have risen in and around Hagerstown.

The national average for regular grade gas on Tuesday was $3.92 per gallon, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report website, www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com.

That is down from last week’s overall average of $3.93 per gallon.

Regular grade gas in Maryland reached the $4-a-gallon mark average on Thursday, according to published reports.

However, in Hagerstown, regular grade gas was $3.93 on average Tuesday, up 3 cents from last week’s average of $3.90, according to the AAA Fuel Price FInder’s website for the region at http://midatlantic.aaa.com.

The lowest and highest prices for regular gas in the area were $3.85 and $3.98 per gallon, respectively, on Wednesday, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder’s website.

The Sheetz station at the intersection of South Potomac Street and Oak Ridge Drive was selling regular grade gas at $3.98 per gallon Wednesday and $3.95 with the store’s discount offers. Plus grade was $4.08, 93-octane Super grade $4.18 and diesel fuel $4.15 per gallon.

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In contrast, the Pilot Travel Center on Greencastle Pike just off of Interstate 70 at Exit 24, was selling regular grade gas at $3.89 per gallon. However, at $4.23 per gallon, its diesel fuel was more expensive than at the Sheetz station. The travel center offered no plus grade, and its 93-octance Super grade was $4.15 per gallon.

The AC&T station at the intersection of Sharpsburg Pike and Lappans Road had regular grade gas at $3.93 per gallon, plus grade at $4.05 and its 93-octane premium grade at $4.15, which was the same price for diesel fuel.

The Exxon station near Smithsburg at the intersection of Mapleville Road and Jefferson Boulevard had the same prices as the AC&T station for all grades of fuel, including diesel, except for regular grade gas, which was $3.95 a gallon.

The Liberty gas station on West Washington Street was selling regular grade gas at $3.91 per gallon, midgrade at $4.01 and 93-octane premium at $4.11.

The average price for regular grade gas in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday was $4.18 per gallon. It was $3.97 per gallon in the Cumberland, Md., area and $3.99 in the Baltimore area. In the Salisbury area, it was $3.87 per gallon.

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