Delaware gas price rise six cents during the past week

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Delaware drivers are seeing higher gas prices, with a six cent jump during the past week, AAA figures indicate.

South Jersey motorists also saw higher prices at the pump due to New Jersey’s new 9.3-cent gas tax increase that went into effect on Oct. 1.

Despite the hefty hike in the gas tax, Delaware’s average gas price close to the Delaware number, despite a gas tax that is 27 cents higher in the Garden State.

Bargains were available in Delaware, especially in the Dover area where Sam’s Club was offering member’s only price of $1.93 a gallon. In northern Delaware, the Costco and BJ’s warehouse clubs were offering a $2 a gallon price.

A price decline is possible as driving lessens during the fall and winter months.

On Tuesday morning, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil had risen to more than $40 a barrel as Tropical Storm Delta moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Crews were being evacuated from offshore platforms.

To check out gas prices in your neighborhood, log on to AAA’sFuel Price Finder( locates the lowest fuel price in your area.

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