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National average gas price less now than at same time last year

May 02, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Liberty Gas Station on Frederick Street in Hagerstown between Eastern Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue was selling regular grade gas for as low as $3.73 per gallon on Wednesday
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

Breaking a 910-day streak, the national average price for gasoline was less this week than at the same time last year —  the first time that’s happened since October of 2009, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Report.

The national average for regular grade gas continues to drop, hitting $3.82 per gallon this week, down from $3.86 last week and $3.91 a year ago, the report said.

In and around Hagerstown, it was $3.84 per gallon, down from $3.90 last week. On Wednesday, the local average dropped even further to $3.77 per gallon, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at midatlantic.aaa.com.

The Liberty Gas Station on Frederick Street in Hagerstown between Eastern Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue was selling regular grade gas for as low as $3.73 per gallon on Wednesday.

Mid-grade level was $3.83 and 93-octane premium grade $3.93 per gallon.

In contrast, the 7-Eleven on Leitersburg Pike was selling regular grade gas at $3.83, plus grade at $3.99 and 93-octane premium grade at $4.09 per gallon.

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The Sheetz station at the intersection of Potomac and Fairground avenues was selling regular grade gas at $3.78, but it was $3.75 a gallon with the company’s discount offers. Plus grade was at $3.88, 93-octane super grade $3.98 and a kerosene option $3.99 per gallon.

The Pilot Travel Center at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road was selling regular grade gas at $3.75 per gallon. No plus grade was available, but a 92-octane super grade cost $4.01, and diesel fuel was $4.17 per gallon.

The Exxon station on Md. 56 near Big Pool just off of Interstate 70 at exit 12 was selling regular grade gas at $3.75 per gallon. Plus grade was $3.85, 93-octane supreme grade $3.95 and diesel $4.09 per gallon.

In addition to the national and local averages, the state average for a gallon of regular grade gas in Maryland went down from $3.91 to $3.83 this week, the report said.

In theWashington, D.C., area it dropped from $3.97 to $3.91, while around Baltimore, it decreased from $3.88 to $3.80 per gallon. Around Cumberland, it declined from $3.92 to $3.86, and $3.76 to $3.71 in the Salisbury area.

Crude oil was at $104.93 per barrel on Friday, up from $103.88 the previous week.

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