Delaware Public Media

Gas prices jump again in Delaware

Aug 6, 2017

It was another week of rising gas prices last week in the First State.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular in Delaware rose six cents over the past seven days – from $2.24 to $2.30.

Delaware drivers are paying 17 cents more at the pump than they were six weeks ago, and 37 more than this time a year ago.

But Delawaregasprices.com reports there’s still a dozen stations across the state charging $2.19 or less – mainly in the New Castle and Elsmere areas

AAA says tighter supplies, rising exports and growing demand are creating a “perfect storm” to push prices higher.

The national average for a gallon of regular sits at $2.35 – up four cents from a year ago.