First State drivers are digging even deeper into their wallets to fill up their gas tanks.
Prices continue to rise as April comes to a close.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware stands at $2.80.
That’s 14 cents higher than a week ago and 30 cents more than a month ago.
AAA says higher crude oil prices, the final switchover to summer-blend gas and increased demand for gas are pushing prices up – and they expect that trend to continue through Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season.
Prices in Delaware are still lower than elsewhere in the region. Drivers in the Philadelphia area are paying just over 3 dollars a gallon. The price in South Jersey is at $2.87 and in Maryland it sits around $2.83.
And a year ago, the price locally was already just north of $2.75.
The national average for a gallon of regular is approaching $2.89.