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Gasoline prices remain higher than last year

August 28, 2012|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — As Labor Day approaches, gas prices continue to rise and now are above year-ago prices for the third consecutive week nationally and locally, according to the most recent AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.

The national average for regular-grade gas on Tuesday was $3.75 per gallon, up from $3.71 last week and $3.60 at this time last year, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com. At this time a month ago, the national average was $3.48.

The average price in Hagerstown Tuesday was $3.69, up from $3.65 a week ago, $3.40 a month ago and $3.47 a year ago.

Around the county, Sheetz on Virginia Avenue just south of Halfway Boulevard sold regular-grade gas at $3.78 per gallon, plus grade at $3.88 per gallon and a kerosene option at $3.99. Regular grade was $3.75 with company discounts.

Liberty on Washington Avenue at Nottingham Road sold regular-grade gas at $3.67 per gallon, mid-grade at $3.77 and the company’s 93-octane premium grade at $3.87.

Down the street, Shell at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Nottingham Road sold regular-grade gas at $3.72 per gallon, plus grade at $3.89 per gallon and the company’s 93-octane premium grade at $4.04 per gallon.

Exxon on Dual Highway at Edgewood Drive sold regular-grade gas at $3.69 per gallon, plus grade at $3.79 and the company’s 93-octane supreme grade at $3.99. Diesel also was offered at $3.99.

AC&T on Sharpsburg Pike at Lappans Road sold regular-grade gas at $3.67 per gallon, plus grade at $3.79 and diesel at $3.99.

The average across the state of Maryland on Tuesday was $3.71 for regular-grade gas, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge. Average prices were $3.70 around Baltimore, $3.70 around Cumberland, $3.67 around Salisbury and $3.73 around the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

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