With more than 700,000 Marylanders expected to travel by car during the Fourth of July holiday period, the continuing drop in gasoline prices couldn’t come at a more opportune time.
The national average for regular grade gas in the area plummeted another 10 cents this week, from $3.45 to $3.35 per gallon, while in Hagerstown it dropped from $3.41 to $3.39, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch.
The state average dropped from $3.37 to $3.32, and the average in Hagerstown on Tuesday was down to $3.36 per gallon, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder.
The Liberty Gas Station at the intersection of Robinwood Drive and Jefferson Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.29, mid-grade at $3.39 and 93-octane premium grade at $3.49 per gallon.
The BP station in Clear Spring on Clear Spring Road was selling regular grade gas at $3.39, silver grade at $3.69 and 93-octane ultimate grade at $3.79 per gallon.
The Sheetz station at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Md. 63 was selling regular grade gas at $3.38 per gallon, but it was $3.35 with company discounts. Plus grade was $3.48, 93-octane Super grade $3.68 and diesel fuel $3.69 a gallon.
The Exxon station at the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive was selling regular grade gas at $3.35, plus grade at $3.45, 93-octane supreme grade at $3.55 and diesel fuel at $3.69 per gallon.
The Pilot Travel Center on Halfway Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.35 and 93-octane Super grade at $3.61 per gallon.
Prices also dropped in Baltimore this week, from $3.34 to $3.30 per gallon; in Cumberland, from $3.41 to $3.35; and in theWashington, D.C., Maryland suburbs, from $3.42 to $3.35. However, the average price rose in Salisbury, from $3.26 to $3.27 per gallon.
Crude oil was at $77.69 per barrel Friday, down from $78.20 the previous week and $92.89 at this time last year.