The Philadelphia-area gas pump pain has hit an all-time high, and Philadelphians have plenty of company as they give away more gas to fill up.
Gas prices soared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, the five-county Philadelphia area and across the country amid rising demand and soaring oil prices.
The highest average price in the region was in Philadelphia and the four surrounding Pennsylvania counties, where drivers paid a record $4.64 per gallon for regular gasoline, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s 27 cents in a week, well above the $3.10 a gallon price paid by drivers a year ago.
In Pennsylvania as a whole, AAA Mid-Atlantic said the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hit a record $4.51 on Monday, up 16 cents from a week ago. Drivers in Pennsylvania were paying an average of $3.09 a gallon a year ago at this time.
AAA Mid-Atlantic said the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the South Jersey suburb of Philadelphia was a record $4.46 Monday, up 29 cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $3.00 a gallon a year ago at that time. The price per gallon for all of New Jersey was slightly higher at $4.47 as of Monday morning.
In northern Delaware, the price of a standard gallon of gasoline stood at a record $4.39 Monday morning, according to AA Mid-Atlantic. That’s 15 cents more than last week. Drivers in Delaware were paying an average of $2.88 a gallon at that time a year ago.
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $4.33, up 14 cents from last week and one cent below the record average price two months ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.96 a gallon a year ago at that time.
Analysts said crude oil prices are unlikely to fall as long as supply remains tight. Tracy Noble, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said it now costs drivers in the United States about $23 more to fill up on average than it did a year ago.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/business/record-gas-prices-nj-pennsylvania-delaware/3232473/ Gas prices hit record highs in the Philly, PA, NJ and Del area. – NBC10 Philadelphia