Delaware Public Media

Spring spike in First State gas prices ends

May 10, 2019

Delaware drivers are finally getting some relief at the gas pump.

After jumping 30 cents over the past month, AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped this week.

It’s now at $2.70 – down seven cents from a week ago.

And reports over a dozen stations across the state have prices at $2.57 or lower.  Most were in Newark, Dover and Rehoboth Beach.

AAA says increased supplies of gasoline along the East Coast, along with crude oil prices slipping below $63 this week, helped end the upward trend.

Prices in Delaware remain the lowest in the region.  Motorists in the Philadelphia area are paying $3.03 a gallon. The price in South Jersey is at $2.87 and in Maryland it sits around $2.79.

The national average for a gallon of regular is $2.87.