Gas prices drop nationally and locally

April 24, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN |
  • The AC&T Station on Frederick Street in Hagerstown had the cheapest regular-grade gas among the stations visited Tuesday by The Herald-Mail.
Photo by Caleb Calhoun

HAGERSTOWN — Gas prices are continuing to drop nationally and locally, indicating the possibility that they have peaked for the year, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic weekend gas report.

The national average for regular grade gas this week was $3.86 per gallon, down from $3.91 last week, the report said.

It also dropped from $3.92 to $3.90 in Hagerstown, and the state average dropped from $3.97 to $3.91, the report said.

The average in Hagerstown on Tuesday was about $3.89 per gallon. The lowest and highest prices for regular gas in the area were $3.85 and $3.92 respectively, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder’s website at

The AC&T station on Frederick Street between Eastern Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue was selling regular grade gas at $3.87, pus grade at $3.99 and diesel fuel at $4.15 per gallon.  No premium grade was offered.

The Sheetz station on East Washington Street at North Cannon Avenue was selling regular grade gas at $3.92 per gallon and $3.89 with the store’s discount offers. Plus grade was $4.02, 93-octane Super grade $4.12 and diesel $4.15 per gallon.

The Liberty Station on Leitersburg Pike near Leitersburg was selling regular grade gas at $3.91, plus grade at $4.01 and 93-octane premium grade at $4.11 per gallon.

The BP gas station on Dual Highway just east of Edgewood Drive was selling regular grade gas at $3.89, silver grade at $3.99 and 93-octane ultimate grade at $4.09 per gallon.

The average price for regular grade gas in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday was $4.07 per gallon, down from $4.15 last week.

Prices also dropped to $3.92 per gallon in the Cumberland, Md., area this week, down from $3.98 last week. And they declined from $3.95 to $3.88 in the Baltimore area and from $3.83 to $3.76 in the Salisbury area this week.

Crude oil on Friday was reported at $103.88 per barrel, up from $102.83 per barrel the previous week and down from $112 this time a year ago.

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