Delaware gas price up 12 cents a gallon

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Delaware gas prices have risen 12 cents during the past week as crude oil prices and announced production cuts by the Saudis and Russians weighed on crude oil markets.

The primary culprit is the surge in oil costs, which have jumped several dollars to hover around $90 per barrel.   

“Oil costs are putting upward pressure on pump prices, but the rise is tempered by much lower demand,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “The slide in people fueling up is typical, with schools back in session, the days getting shorter, and the weather less pleasant. But the usual decline in pump prices is being stymied for now by these high oil costs.” 

Monday gas prices from AAA

TimeframeRegularMid-GradePremiumDiesel
Current Avg.$3.684$4.182$4.467$4.564
Yesterday Avg.$3.681$4.170$4.461$4.558
Week Ago Avg.$3.560$4.083$4.378$4.365
Month Ago Avg.$3.763$4.223$4.533$4.263
Year Ago Avg.$3.343$3.852$4.109$4.641
From AAA

Delaware was not alone in feeling the pinch from a surge in gas prices, with the Upper Midwestern states seeing gas prices jump by as much as 32 cents a gallon.

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Once again, the BJ’s and Costco membership clubs in northern Delaware had the lowest gas prices. Members pay a $50 to $60 a year membership fee.

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