Three-dollar-gallon gas may be short-lived in Delaware.
Gas prices inched upward as Wawa, Royal Farms, and others raised the cost of regular to $3.10 a gallon, up a few pennies from Monday.
As of Tuesday, AAA reported the price for regular was nearly $3 a gallon, with that figure expected to rise in the coming days.
Crude oil prices have risen above the $75 a barrel mark., with western New Castle County seeing a cooling down of a gas war in neighboring Elkton, MD, following the entry of Wawa competitor Sheetz.
Regular in Maryland had been selling below $3 a gallon in many locations, even though the state’s gas tax is nearly a quarter higher than in Delaware.
Gas below $3 a gallon was available in Delaware in some locations. The price leader appeared to be the Costco membership club near Christiana Mall, which posted a price below $2.80 a gallon.
Higher gas prices might also result from upcoming Thanksgiving travel with many Delawareans filling their tanks for a trip to friends and family members.
Delaware gas prices
|Week Ago Avg.||$3.056||$3.609||$3.917||$4.198|
|Month Ago Avg.||$3.083||$3.628||$3.943||$4.171|
|Year Ago Avg.||$3.806||$4.249||$4.542||$5.951|