Delaware gas price up by a penny in past week


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.

  Today’s Average One Week Ago One Month Ago One Year Ago
National $3.17 $3.18 $3.18 $2.19
Delaware $2.99 $2.98 $2.99 $2.24
Dover $2.99 $2.98 $2.99 $2.20
Milford/Seaford $2.99 $2.98 $2.99 $2.23
Wilmington/Newark $2.99 $2.98 $3.00 $2.26
Maryland $3.04 $3.02 $3.05 $2.26


To check out gas prices in your neighborhood, log on to AAA’s Fuel Price Finder (