Why Did Del. Gas Prices Increase Last Week?

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Delaware gas prices are up about nine cents per gallon in the past week, while the price at the pumps in surrounding states remains relatively flat.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says a decrease in east coast inventories and a very brief interruption of the Colonial Pipeline due to hurricane Delta may be factors.

The average price of gas in Delaware is now $2.32 a gallon. Maryland’s average price has risen about five cents in the past week and stood at $2.31 at the end of last week.

“Nationally, gas prices are decreasing as demand slips,” AAA Mid-Atlantic Manager of Public and Government Affairs Jana Tidwell said. “Locally, the Delaware Valley has seen a bit of everything this week. AAA advises consumers to look for the best gas price before heading out to fill up.”