Delaware drivers saw slightly higher prices at the gas pump to start the new year.
AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of regular stands at $2.44. That’s a penny higher than a week ago, and 5 cents more that at the beginning of December.
AAA says the high volume of holiday travel pushed demand higher, and with it the cost to fill up.
But AAA notes that demand traditionally drops significantly in January, and so it expects prices will start to trend downward.
There are already a few places you can find cheaper prices. Delawaregasprices.com reports just over a dozen stations statewide are charging $2.35 or less – mainly in the Dover and Newark areas.
And Delaware prices remain the cheapest in the region. A gallon of regular in the Philadelphia area averages $2.74, while its $2.50 in South Jersey and $2.52 in Maryland.
AAA says the national average currently sits at $2.49.