Delaware gas prices are heading upward.
Based on Monday figures from AAA Mid-Atlantic Delaware’s gas prices rose 11 cents a gallon over the past week to $2.24 a gallon the biggest increase in a region that stretches from New Jersey to Maryland.
The average price in Delaware on Tuesday was $2.24 a gallon.
The state has the lowest gas taxes in the region by a wide margin and among have the lowest gas prices nation. For a time, the state’s gas prices were the lowest in the U.S.
Nationwide the price of gas rose about seven cents over the past week to nearly $2.34 a gallon.
Prices are rising as signs indicate that production cuts by Saudi Arabia and other oil producers are occurring. Also, refineries are preparing to switch from lower-priced winter blends to more expensive and more environmentally friendly summer fuel and may also undergo regular maintenance.
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