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Gas prices on the rise in Hagerstown

July 17, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Sheetz station at the intersection of Potomac Avenue and Fairground Avenue had the most expensive regular grade gas among the stations The Herald-Mail visited Tuesday.
By Caleb Calhoun, Staff Writer

After 11 weeks of declining gas prices, the national average for regular grade gas has risen for the second straight week, and this time it also rose in Hagerstown, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Fuel Report.

Gas nationally went from $3.36 to $3.39 per gallon, the same price as in the Hagerstown area. The state average was $3.35 a gallon.

On Tuesday, the average price of gas in and around Hagerstown was $3.39, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder website.

The Liberty gas station on West Washington Street on Wednesday was selling regular grade gas at $3.33, mid-grade at $3.43 and 93-octane premium grade at $3.54 per gallon.

The Sheetz station at the intersection of Potomac and Fairground avenues was selling regular grade gas at $3.42 per gallon Tuesday, but it was $3.39 with company discounts. Plus grade was $3.52 per gallon and kerosene was $3.99 per gallon.

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The Shell station on Maugans Avenue, off Interstate 81 at Exit 9, was selling regular grade gas at $3.39, plus grade at $3.49 and the company’s V-Power grade at $3.63 per gallon. Diesel was $3.69 per gallon.

Near Big Pool, the Exxon station on Md. 56 just off Interstate 70 at Exit 12 was selling regular grade gas at $3.39, plus grade at $3.49, 93-octane supreme grade at $3.59 and diesel at $3.69 per gallon.

Around the rest of the state, prices rose in Cumberland on average from $3.33 to $3.39 per gallon; in Baltimore from $3.34 to $3.38; in theWashington, D.C., suburbs from $3.37 to $3.41; and in Salisbury from $3.32 to $3.34.

Crude oil was at $86.08 per barrel last Thursday, down from $87.22 the previous week and down from $97.43 at this time last year.

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