Delaware Public Media

Gas prices fall ahead of busy holiday travel week

Dec 21, 2018

Drivers hitting the road for the holidays will find lower prices at the pump.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware is $2.15.

That’s down another 2 cents from a week ago and 12 cents from a month ago. It’s also 14 cents cheaper that what drivers were paying this time last year. reports just over a dozen stations across the state selling a gallon of regular for $2.04 or less, including three station with a price of $1.99.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says falling oil prices continue to fuel the drop in gas prices, with crude oil down 5 dollars per barrel as trading ended this week.

Gas prices in Delaware remain significantly below the national average, which sits at $2.35.

And the First State is also still easily the cheapest place in the region to fuel up.  The average price for a gallon of regular in the Philadelphia area is at $2.61.   It’s between $2.31 in South Jersey and $2.428 in Maryland.