WASHINGTON COUNTY—The official arrival of summer and the approaching Fourth of July holiday have not stopped gas prices from falling again this week.
The national average for regular grade gas dropped 9 cents from $3.51 to $3.42 per gallon, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch. The price has dropped more than 50 cents from its $3.94 peak in early April.
The AC&T station on Frederick Street between Eastern Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue was selling regular grade gas at $3.37 per gallon and plus grade at $3.47. No premium grade was offered, but diesel fuel was at $3.69, and off-road diesel was $3.15 per gallon.
The Sheetz station on Eastern Boulevard between Dual Highway and Jefferson Boulevard was selling regular grade gas at $3.42, plus grade at $3.52 and 93-octane Super Grade at $3.72 per gallon on Tuesday. Regular grade was $3.39 with the company discounts, and diesel fuel was $3.69 per gallon.
The Sunoco Gas Station on East Potomac Street in Williamsport just off Interstate 81 at Exit 2 was selling regular grade gas at $3.39 on Tuesday, plus grade at $3.55, and 93-octane ultra grade and diesel fuel at $3.75 a gallon.
The Liberty Gas Station on Sharpsburg Pike just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 29 was selling regular grade gas at $3.38, mid-grade at $3.48 and 93-octane premium grade at $3.58 per gallon.
The BP Gas Station on Dual Highway about a mile off of Interstate 70 at Exit 32 had regular grade gas at $3.39, silver grade at $3.49 and 93-octane ultimate grade at $3.59 per gallon.
The average price of regular grade gas also dropped throughout the state of Maryland Tuesday from $3.40 to $3.35 per gallon; in Baltimore from $3.38 to $3.33; in Cumberland from $3.43 to $3.39; in Salisbury from $3.30 to $3.24; and around Washington, D.C., from $3.45 to $3.40.
Crude oil was selling at $79.76 per barrel at Friday’s close, down from $84.03 a barrel the previous week and $95.41 at this time last year.