Gasoline prices continue to rise

July 24, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN |

HAGERSTOWN — Gas prices have risen for three weeks and might not stop until after August, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Fuel Report.

The national average for regular grade gas has been projected to rise from $3.39 to $3.45 per gallon this week, from $3.39 to $3.40 in Hagerstown, and from $3.39 to $3.44 throughout Maryland.

On Tuesday, the average price of gas in and around Hagerstown was $3.40 per gallon, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder website.

Regular grade gas at United Petroleum on Pennsylvania Avenue was $3.37 per gallon Tuesday. Plus grade was $3.59, 93-octane premium grade was $3.69 and diesel was $3.74 per gallon.

The Shell Station at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Nottingham Road was selling regular grade gas at $3.45 per gallon, plus grade at $3.59 and premium grade at $3.75.

The Sheetz station on Eastern Boulevard between Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard 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 the company’s 93-octane Super grade was $3.72. Diesel was $3.75.

Near Williamsport, the Sunoco gas station station on U.S. 11 off Interstate 81 at Exit 2 was selling regular grade gas at $3.39, plus grade at $3.55 and the company’s 93-octane Ultra grade at $3.75 per gallon. Diesel was $3.79 per gallon.

The Exxon station at the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive was selling regular grade gas at $3.39 per gallon, plus grade at $3.49, 93-octane supreme grade at $3.59 and diesel at $3.75 per gallon.

Around the rest of the state, projected prices rose in Cumberland on average from $3.39 to $3.41 per gallon; in Baltimore from $3.38 to $3.43; in theWashington, D.C., suburbs from $3.41 to $3.46; and in Salisbury from $3.34 to $3.42.

Crude oil was at $92.66 per barrel last Thursday, up from $86.08 the previous week and down from $97.50 at this time last year.

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