Delaware Public Media

Gas prices tick up as July comes to a close

Jul 31, 2017

Motorists in the First State are finding higher prices at the gas pump as July comes to a close.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular in Delaware was up a penny over the past seven days – from $2.23 to $2.24.

It’s jumped 10 cents since the beginning of the month and is 17 cents higher than a year ago at this time when the average for a gallon of regular in Delaware stood at $1.97.

But Delawaregasprices.com reports there’s still 10 stations across the state charging $2.15 or less – mainly in the New Castle and Elsmere areas

AAA says rising oil prices are helping push the cost of gas up, but it doesn’t expect increases to slow demand in August – a busy month for summer vacation travel.  

The national average for a gallon of regular sits at $2.31.