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Gas prices continue to drop

May 29, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Pilot travel center on Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road had the cheapest regular-grade gas Tuesday of those the Herald-Mail visited.
Photo by Caleb Calhoun

Gas prices on average have now dropped for seven consecutive weeks nationally and locally, the longest stretch since June 2011, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic weekly fuel report.

The national average for regular grade gas is down to $3.67 per gallon, a big difference from the $3.81 per gallon it was at this time last year.

In Hagerstown, prices are even cheaper at $3.56 per gallon, which is the average in the area Tuesday, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at midatlantic.aaa.com.

The Pilot Travel Center at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road sold regular grade gas at $3.53 per gallon Tuesday. No plus grade was offered, and the company’s 92-octane grade was $3.79 per gallon. Diesel was $3.95 per gallon.

The Sheetz station at the intersection of Longmeadow Road and Pennsylvania Avenue sold regular grade gas at $3.58 per gallon, but it was $3.55 with the company’s discounts. Plus grade was $3.68, and the company’s 93-octane super grade was $3.78 per gallon. Diesel was $3.95 per gallon.

The 7-Eleven station on Dual Highway near Edgewoood Drive sold regular grade gas at $3.56 per gallon, plus grade at $3.72 and premium grade at $3.82.

Near Williamsport, the Exxon station on U.S. 11 just off of Interstate 81 at Exit 2 sold regular grade gas at $3.55 per gallon, plus grade at $3.65, and the company’s 93-octane super grade at $3.75. Diesel was $3.99 per gallon.

The AC&T station on Wesel Boulevard had the same prices as the Exxon near Williamsport except for Diesel, which was sold there at $3.95 per gallon.

The local average of $3.56 is once again below the state average of $3.59.

In Baltimore, the average dropped to $3.56 per gallon. It is $3.61 in Cumberland, and it is down to $3.49 in Salisbury. In the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., the average dropped another 7 cents to $3.64.

Crude oil was at $90.91 per barrel last Thursday, down from $92.56 the previous week and $99.59 the previous year.

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