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Gas prices climb above year-ago prices for second consecutive week

August 24, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com
  • The Sheetz Station on Lager Drive had the most expensive regular grade gas among the stations the Herald-Mail visited Thursday.
By Caleb Calhoun

Gas prices continue to rise across the country and climbed above year-ago prices for the second consecutive week, according to the most recent AAA Weekend Gas Watch.

The national average for regular-grade gas on Tuesday was at $3.71 per gallon, up from the $3.57 it was the same time last year, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. However, the average remained nearly the same as last week. Gas prices were $3.47 at this time a month ago.

In Hagerstown, the average price was down to $3.66, which was higher than the $3.63 average last week and the $3.47 average last year.

Around the county, Sheetz at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 sold regular-grade gas at $3.72 per gallon. Plus grade was sold at $3.82, and the company’s 93-octane super grade was $4.02. Auto diesel was sold at $3.99, and regular grade was $3.69 with company discounts.

Pilot Travel Center on Halfway Boulevard sold regular-grade gas at $3.59 per gallon. With no plus grade, the company’s 92-octane super grade was sold at $3.85. Diesel also was offered at $4.13.

Liberty on Leitersburg Pike sold regular-grade gas at $3.63 per gallon, mid-grade at $3.73 and the company’s 93-octane premium grade at $3.83.

Exxon on U.S. 11 just off of Interstate 81 at Exit 2 near Williamsport sold regular-grade gas at $3.65 per gallon, plus grade at $3.79 and the company’s 93-octane supreme grade at $3.99. Diesel was $3.89.

BP on Maugans Avenue just off Interstate 81 at Exit 9 sold regular-grade gas at $3.65 per gallon, silver grade at $3.75 and the company’s 93-octane ultimate grade at $3.95.

Prices across the state averaged $3.69 for regular-grade gas Tuesday, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge. They were $3.68 around Baltimore, $3.69 around Cumberland, $3.69 around Salisbury, and $3.71 around the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

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