Gas prices remain above $3 a gallon

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Despite a decline in crude oil prices, the price at the pump remained above $3 a gallon on Tuesday morning, Wilmington-based AAA-Mid Atlantic reported.

Delaware’s average gas price rose to $3.07, up eight cents during the past week.

The price of crude oil remained around $70 a barrel on Tuesday after a rough day in the financial markets on Monday.

Discounted prices were available in Kent and New Castle counties, with a Citgo and an unbranded station in Middletown, posted a $2.86 a gallon price for regular. Prices are subject to change. 

AAA reported that gas prices are up due to the Colonial Pipeline issues stemming from storms on the Gulf Coast and a return to more normal travel conditions. Gulf Coast refineries were closed for a time, leading to the pipeline shutdown.

  Today’s Average One Week Ago One Month Ago One Year Ago
National $3.19 $3.17 $3.16 $2.18
Delaware $3.07 $2.99 $2.99 $2.19
Dover $3.07 $2.99 $2.98 $2.15
Milford/Seaford $3.06 $2.99 $2.98 $2.19
Wilmington/Newark $3.07 $2.99 $2.99 $2.20
Maryland $3.09 $3.04 $3.03 $2.23

To find the lowest gas prices in your area, log on to AAA’s Fuel Price Finder (http://www.AAA.com/fuelfinder).

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