The price of gas rose by a penny in Delaware during the past week, according to a Monday report from Wilmington-based AAA MId-Atlantic.
The end of a gas war around Elkton, MD, affected gas prices in the Newark area, with prices up by several cents a gallon.
The price at the pump has hovered around $3 a gallon throughout the summer, about 75 cents higher than a year ago.
The region did not see the normal spike in prices when the Gulf Coast was hit by a hurricane, with prices remaining stable as Ida slammed Louisiana with remnants leading to flooding and hurricane damage in the Mid-Atlantic.
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel in Monday morning trading on the NYMEX exchange.
Gas was available at around $2.85 a gallon in the Middletown area, with slightly higher prices in Newark-Christiana and Talleyville-Route 202 area in north Wilmington.
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