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Gasoline prices drop in Hagerstown, nationally

April 18, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — Gas prices dropped this week nationally and locally.

The national average for regular grade gas on Wednesday was $3.89 per gallon, down from $3.91 this time last week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report website, www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com.

And, after rising last week in Hagerstown, regular grade gas dropped to an average of $3.90 a gallon — back to what it was two weeks ago, 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 $3.95 per gallon, respectively, on Wednesday, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder’s website.

The AC&T station on Wesel Boulevard was among the cheapest outlets for regular grade gas in the area Wednesday, selling it at $3.85 per gallon. Plus grade was $3.95, 93-octane premium grade $4.05 and diesel fuel  $4.15 per gallon.

In contrast, the Shell station at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Nottingham Road was among the most expensive places to buy fuel Wednesday, selling regular grade gas at $3.95 per gallon. Plus grade was $4.05 and 93-octane premium grade $4.15 per gallon.

The Sheetz station on U.S. 11 south of Halfway Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.92 per gallon Wednesday and $3.89 with the store’s discount offers. Plus grade was $4.02, 93-octane Super grade $4.12 and a kerosene option $3.99 per gallon.

The Sunoco Station on U.S. 11 in Williamsport was selling regular grade gas at $3.89, plus grade at $3.99, 93-octane ultra grade at $4.13 and diesel fuel at $4.25 per gallon. 

The Liberty gas station at the intersection of Robinwood Drive and Jefferson Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.87, midgrade at $3.97 and 93-octane premium at $4.07 per gallon.

The average price for regular grade gas in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday was $4.15 per gallon, down from $4.16 last week. It remained at $3.97 per gallon in the Cumberland, Md., area, but dropped from $3.96 to $3.94 in the Baltimore area. In the Salisbury area, it fell from $3.84 to $3.80 per gallon.

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