Prices have jumped as much as 9 cents per gallon for regular grade gasoline across the country this week after the impact of Hurricane Isaac, and they now are 16 cents higher than they were at this time a year ago, according to information from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch and the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The national average for regular grade gas in the area was $3.82 per gallon Wednesday. It was $3.77 in Maryland and $3.74 in Hagerstown.
The prices in each location were one cent lower than AAA projections for this week.
Shell at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Nottingham Road sold regular-grade gas at $3.79 per gallon Wednesday, plus grade at $3.94 per gallon and 93-octane premium grade at $4.09 per gallon.
Liberty on Robinwood Drive at Jefferson Boulevard sold regular-grade gas at $3.73 per gallon, mid-grade at $3.83 and 93-octane premium grade at $3.93.
Sheetz at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Mapleville Road near Boonsboro sold regular-grade gas at $3.78 per gallon, plus grade at $3.88 per gallon and kerosene at $3.99. Regular grade was $3.75 with company discounts.
Exxon near the intersection of Salem Avenue and Burhans Boulevard sold regular-grade gas at $3.73 per gallon, plus grade at $3.85 and 93-octane supreme grade at $4.05. Diesel was $3.99 per gallon.
BP on Dual Highway just off Interstate 70 at Exit 32 sold regular-grade gas at $3.75 per gallon, silver grade at $3.85, and 93-octane ultimate grade at $3.99.
The price of crude oil was lower than the previous week at Thursday’s close, coming in at $94.62 per barrel, down from $96.15.