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Gasoline prices continue to drop

June 26, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The AC&T station on Frederick Street had the cheapest regular grade gas among the stations the Herald-Mail visited Tuesday.
Photo by Caleb Calhoun

WASHINGTON COUNTY — The official arrival of summer and the approaching Fourth of July holiday have not stopped gas prices from falling again this week.

The national average for regular grade gas dropped 9 cents from $3.51 to $3.42 per gallon, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch. The price has dropped more than 50 cents from its $3.94 peak in early April.

The drop in Hagerstown was not as significant, declining only from $3.41 to $3.40 a gallon, but that was still below the national average. The average on Tuesday remained at $3.40 a gallon in the area, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder at midatlantic.aaa.com.

The AC&T station on Frederick Street between Eastern Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue was selling regular grade gas at $3.37  per gallon and plus grade at $3.47. No premium grade was offered, but diesel fuel was at $3.69, and off-road diesel was $3.15 per gallon.

The Sheetz station on Eastern Boulevard between Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.42, plus grade at $3.52 and 93-octane Super Grade at $3.72 per gallon on Tuesday. Regular grade was $3.39 with the company discounts, and diesel fuel was $3.69 per gallon.

The Sunoco Gas Station on East Potomac Street in Williamsport just off Interstate 81 at Exit 2 was selling regular grade gas at $3.39 on Tuesday, plus grade at $3.55, and 93-octane ultra grade and diesel fuel at $3.75 a gallon.

The Liberty Gas Station on Sharpsburg Pike just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 29 was selling regular grade gas at $3.38, mid-grade at $3.48 and 93-octane premium grade at $3.58 per gallon.

The BP Gas Station on Dual Highway about a mile off of Interstate 70 at Exit 32 had regular grade gas at $3.39, silver grade at $3.49 and 93-octane ultimate grade at $3.59 per gallon.

The average price of regular grade gas also dropped throughout the state of Maryland Tuesday from $3.40 to $3.35 per gallon; in Baltimore from $3.38 to $3.33; in Cumberland from $3.43 to $3.39; in Salisbury from $3.30 to $3.24; and around Washington, D.C., from $3.45 to $3.40.

Crude oil was selling at $79.76 per barrel at Friday’s close, down from $84.03 a barrel the previous week and $95.41 at this time last year.

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