HAGERSTOWN —Gas prices once again rose nationally and locally as they continue to climb as fall approaches, according to figures from the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Regular grade gasoline nationally averaged $3.85 per gallon Tuesday afternoon, up from $3.84 last week. The price was the same in Hagerstown, but the jump was higher, as it was $3.78 last week. Throughout the rest of the state of Maryland, prices were at $3.79 on average, up from $3.78 last week. Prices in the state ranged on average from $3.76 to $3.91.
Prices are expected to drop by the end of this month, as gas at the pumps is expected to be switched to winter-blended gasoline, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.
Around the Hagerstown area Tuesday, the Sheetz station on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 11) just south of Halfway Boulevard sold regular grade gas at $3.88 per gallon. Plus grade was $3.98, and kerosene was $3.99. Regular-grade gas was $3.85 per gallon with company discounts.
The AC&T Station on Wesel Boulevard sold regular-grade gas at $3.79, plus grade at $3.89, 93-octane premium grade at $4.09 and diesel at $3.99.
Near Williamsport, the Sunoco Station on U.S. 11 just off of Interstate 81 at Exit 2 sold regular-grade gas at $3.85 per gallon, plus grade at $3.99, 93-octane Ultra grade at $4.19 and diesel at $4.09.
The Liberty station on Sharpsburg Pike just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 32 sold regular-grade gas at $3.83 per gallon, mid-grade at $3.93 and 93-octane premium grade at $4.16.
The Pilot Travel Center at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road sold regular-grade gas at $3.79, 92-octane premium grade at $4.05 per gallon and diesel at $4.17.
Around the state Tuesday, the average price of regular-grade gas was $3.77 in the Baltimore area, $3.91 in Cumberland, $3.76 in Salisbury and $3.81 in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.