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Hagerstown gas prices averaging 13 cents higher than last week

July 15, 2013|By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com

Gas prices, which are rising nationally and statewide, were also on average 13 cents higher in Hagerstown Monday than they were the week before, a survey found.

The average price for regular-grade gas in the Hagerstown area was $3.52 a gallon Monday, up from the $3.39 average at the same time the previous week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com.

Throughout Maryland, prices jumped 16 cents from $3.45 to $3.61, and nationally they jumped 14 cents from $3.47 to $3.61.

Prices in the Hagerstown area and throughout the county ranged from $3.49 per gallon at the Pilot Travel Centers on Greencastle Pike and Halfway Boulevard, as well as the 7-Eleven gas station on Dual Highway, to $3.69 a gallon at the BP station on Dual Highway, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder online at http://aaa.opisnet.com/index.aspx.

More than 15 locations in the area had prices for regular grade gas at $3.54 a gallon or higher.

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The price of gas is expected to continue to rise in the short term, according to a news release from AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Nationally, gas prices could reach $3.70 a gallon, the release predicted.

It is possible that prices have reached their low for the season, Christine Sarames Delise, public affairs specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in the release.

In other parts of Maryland, regular-grade gas on average Monday was $3.59 a gallon in Baltimore; $3.53 in Cumberland; $3.47 in Salisbury; and $3.67 in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

On Monday in Hagerstown, mid-grade gas cost $3.64 a gallon on average, premium cost $3.82 and diesel fuel cost $3.81.

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